Glacier National Park

Essex Area Fire Update 8-28-15 8:00pm
Evacuation expected to last up to a week.
The Sheep Fire is the incident priority of the three fires that make up the Thompson-Divide Wildfire Complex.as it is approaching US Hwy. 2 and the BNSF railway and is threatening the community of Essex...
GNP: Hard-sided Camping Only at St. Mary Campground
Visitors Reminded to Follow Bear-Safety Protocols
 
WEST GLACIER, MONT. –The St. Mary Campground, located on the east side of the park, is currently available to hard-sided camping only. The campground has seen a recent increase of bear activity, as they feed on berries in the area, creatin…
Sheep Fire Update 8-27-15 9:00am
Residents of Essex and the surrounding area remain on evacuation alert.
Weather: Conditions will be changing going into the weekend. A cold front is approaching and will drop temperatures Sunday. In advance of this front, winds are expected to increase by Friday and Saturday...
GNP: East Side Access to Logan Pass Extended
Going-to-the-Sun Road will remain open through October 4th
WEST GLACIER, MT.  – The last day to access Logan Pass by vehicle from the east side of Glacier National Park will be Sunday, October 4th. Vehicle traffic will be restricted on the east side near the St...
Sheep Fire Update 8-26-15 9:00am
The community of Essex remains on evacuation alert.
 
Highway 2 is open. Pilot cars will run 24 hours a day, but the highway could be closed due to changing fire conditions. Expect delays of 10-15 minutes.
The BNSF and Amtrak trains are running...
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.m. at the Izaak Walton Hotel pavilion in Essex. Representatives from the Incident Management Team will provide information on the status of these fires and fut…
Spotted Bear District Fires Update 8-24-15 9:00am
Bear Creek Fire:  SIZE: 19,595 Acres   Fire crews continue to mop up hot spots in the Meadow Creek Trailhead and the Meadow Creek Outfitter’s corral.  Engines are patrolling the Gorge Creek Road #549 between Meadow Creek Trailhead and Gorge Creek Trailhead to mop …
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. Expect delays of 10-15 minutes.
The BNSF and Amtrak trains have been running. For more information on Amtrak call 1-(800) 872-7245...
Thompson Wildfire Complex Update – 8-23-15 8:00pm
Sheep Fire 1 mile from Essex
Highway 2 is reopened, with pilot cars escorting traffic in both directions to ensure safe traffic flow through the fire area. Pilot cars will run 24 hours a day, but the highway could be closed due to changing fire conditions. Expect delays of 10-15 minutes.
The BNSF and …
Glacier National Park: August 25th is Fee-Free Tuesday
National Park Service Celebrates 99th Birthday
WEST GLACIER, MT.  –The entrance fee for Glacier National Park will be waived on Tuesday, August 25, in recognition of the National Park Service Birthday. The National Park Service turns 99 years old this year...
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. The rain had some slowing effect on the fires. However, all fires continue to burn and fuels are expected to dry out today as temperatures rise and l…

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