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A Sikorsky Sky Crane Type-1 Helicopter drops fire retardant on the Thompson-Divide Complex’s Sheep Fire burning west of Highway 2 between Mile Markers 182 and 181 about 1 mile south of Essex, MT, Aug. 22, 2015. (photo Jonathan Moor, NPS)
A Sikorsky Sky Crane Type-1 Helicopter drops fire retardant on the Thompson-Divide Complex’s Sheep Fire burning west of Highway 2 between Mile Markers 182 and 181 about 1 mile south of Essex, MT, Aug. 22, 2015. (photo Jonathan Moor, NPS)
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Sheep Fire Update 8-25-15 10:00am

A public meeting for the Thompson-Divide Complex of fires (Thompson, Granite, and Sheep) is scheduled for Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 8:00 p...

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The Thompson-Divide Complex’s Sheep Fire burns west of Highway 2 between Mile Markers 182 and 181 about 1 mile south of Essex, MT, Aug. 22, 2015. (photo Jonathan Moor)
The Thompson-Divide Complex’s Sheep Fire burns west of Highway 2 between Mile Markers 182 and 181 about 1 mile south of Essex, MT, Aug. 22, 2015. (photo Jonathan Moor)
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Thompson Wildfire Complex Update 8-24-15 8:00am

Sheep Fire is 1 Mile from Essex

Highway 2 is open. Pilot cars will run 24 hours a day, but the highway could be closed due to changing fire conditions...

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CHS Foundation Executive Director, William Nelson presented a $250,000 check from the CHS Foundation to MSU-Northern Chancellor Greg Kegel for Northern’s new Diesel Technology Building. (Photo:MSU Northern)
CHS Foundation Executive Director, William Nelson presented a $250,000 check from the CHS Foundation to MSU-Northern Chancellor Greg Kegel for Northern’s new Diesel Technology Building. (Photo:MSU Northern)
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CHS Foundation Donates $250,000 to MSUN Auto/Diesel Center

Havre, Mont. - August 21, 2015 -Continuing its longstanding partnership with Montana State University-Northern, the CHS Foundation today, presented a check for $250,000 for use in  Northern's new Auto/Diesel Technology Center...

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The Thompson-Divide Complex’s Sheep Fire burns east of Highway 2 and south of McDonald Creek about 2 miles south of Essex, MT, Aug. 21, 2015. (photo Jonathan Moor-NPS)
The Thompson-Divide Complex’s Sheep Fire burns east of Highway 2 and south of McDonald Creek about 2 miles south of Essex, MT, Aug. 21, 2015. (photo Jonathan Moor-NPS)
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US-2 is OPEN! Pilot Cars Leading Traffic through Fire Area

Thompson Complex Fire Update for 8-22-15 9:00am

A cold front with thunderstorms and some rain late yesterday cleared the smoky conditions in the area...

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Crews working on the Sucker Creek Fire, north of Lincoln. (USFS Photo)
Crews working on the Sucker Creek Fire, north of Lincoln. (USFS Photo)
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Sucker Creek Fire Update 8-20-15

232 Firefighters continue efforts to control the Sucker Creek Fire, which now covers 2740 acres north of Lincoln on the Helena National Forest...

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The Sheep Creek Fire, part of the Thompson-Divide Complex, burns in the Flathead National Forrest about 2.5 miles south of Essex, MT, Aug. 18, 2015. (Photo Jonathan Moor, NPS)
The Sheep Creek Fire, part of the Thompson-Divide Complex, burns in the Flathead National Forrest about 2.5 miles south of Essex, MT, Aug. 18, 2015. (Photo Jonathan Moor, NPS)
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Thompson Complex Fires Update 8-20-15: Essex Prepares for Evacuation

200+ Structures, BNSF Snow Sheds, and 1 Wooden Trestle Now Deemed At Risk

Update - 3:30pm  Highway 2 CLOSED

The Sheep Fire has moved to about 1 mile from the highway and the BNSF tracks...

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The Spotted Eagle Fire, located near Family Peak west of Swift Dam, is the largest of the three fires in the Family Peak Complex. 8-13-15 (USFS Photo)
The Spotted Eagle Fire, located near Family Peak west of Swift Dam, is the largest of the three fires in the Family Peak Complex. 8-13-15 (USFS Photo)
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Lewis & Clark Nat’l Forest: Several Small Fires Burning

Ten fires are currently burning in the Rocky Mountain Ranger District on the Lewis & Clark National Forest. Three fires- Spotted Eagle, Muskrat Pass, and Mt. Po...

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Crews working on the Sucker Creek Fire, north of Lincoln in the Helena National Forest. 8-13-15 (USFS Photo)
Crews working on the Sucker Creek Fire, north of Lincoln in the Helena National Forest. 8-13-15 (USFS Photo)
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Fire Updates: Lightning Sparks 66 Fires in Northern Rockies Region

A prolonged drought and thunderstorms are an explosive combination. There are 188 fires burning in the western U.S. today, including 66 in the Northern Rockies...

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The Thompson Fire on the west side of Cut Bank Pass in Glacier National Park. (GNP Photo)
The Thompson Fire on the west side of Cut Bank Pass in Glacier National Park. (GNP Photo)
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GNP: Thompson Fire Update 8-13-15

 

Fire Update: The Thompson Fire is located in a remote south-central backcountry area of Glacier National Park about 15 miles east of the West Glacier entrance and 12 miles southwest of the Saint Mary entrance. The...

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The Sucker Creek Fire is burning on the Helena National Forest, north of Lincoln. (USFS Photo)
The Sucker Creek Fire is burning on the Helena National Forest, north of Lincoln. (USFS Photo)
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USFS: Update on the Sucker Creek Fire, Helena National Forest

Here is the latest information from the Helena National Forest:

The lightning-caused Sucker Creek Fire, which is currently burning in the Sucker Creek area on the Lincoln Ranger District, was reported Monday, August 10th...

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GNP: Fire Restrictions for Back Country of Park

Campfires Only Allowed in Front Country

WEST GLACIER, MONT. – As of Wednesday, August 12, campfires will not be allowed in the back country of Glacier National Park...

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Smoke and flames may be visible at times along Going-to-the-Sun Road. (NPS Photo)
Smoke and flames may be visible at times along Going-to-the-Sun Road. (NPS Photo)
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GNP: East-side Going-to-the-Sun Road Is Open!

 Road Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Daily

WEST GLACIER, MONT. – The east side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is open to vehicle access from 9 a...

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