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 Amtrak trains have been running. For more information on Amtrak call 1-(800) 872-7245.
Residents of Essex and the surrounding area have been advised that they may be evacuated if the Sheep Fire becomes an imminent threat. The American Red Cross has prepared to open a shelter at West Glacier if needed.