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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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Jud Hammer, a member of the Northern Rockies Type II Incident Management Team (Leach) Operations Section, speaks to concerned Americans at the Izaak Walton Inn in Essex, MT, about the Thompson-Divide Complex Aug. 18, 2015. (Photo: Jonathan Moor, NPS)
Jud Hammer, a member of the Northern Rockies Type II Incident Management Team (Leach) Operations Section, speaks to concerned Americans at the Izaak Walton Inn in Essex, MT, about the Thompson-Divide Complex Aug. 18, 2015. (Photo: Jonathan Moor, NPS)
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Glacier National Park: Update on Thompson Wildfire Complex

ESSEX RESIDENTS ADVISED TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS

The Incident Management Team in charge of the Thompson Wildfire Complex held a public meeting Tuesday evening to inform residents of the Essex area about two fires that broke out over the weekend...

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Garden Valley Idaho Helitack Crewmembers prepare cargo nets for Black Hills Wildland Fire Module Firefighters’ equipment to be flown by the Type-3 Helicopter to the Glacier National Park Thompson Fire spike camp, Aug. 15, 2015. (Photo Jonathan Moor,GNP)
Garden Valley Idaho Helitack Crewmembers prepare cargo nets for Black Hills Wildland Fire Module Firefighters’ equipment to be flown by the Type-3 Helicopter to the Glacier National Park Thompson Fire spike camp, Aug. 15, 2015. (Photo Jonathan Moor,GNP)
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Two New Fires Reported Near Essex

A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 18 at 7:00 p.m at the Izaak Walton Hotel outside shelter in Essex.

The Incident Management Team in charge of the Thompson Fire in Glacier National Park has assumed management of two new fire starts (Sheep and Granite Fires) on the Flathead National Forest adjacent to Glacier National Park...

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A mule deer inspects the surroundings. Wildlife is returning to the Reynolds Creek Fire area. (Credit: Matt Heisler,GNP)
A mule deer inspects the surroundings. Wildlife is returning to the Reynolds Creek Fire area. (Credit: Matt Heisler,GNP)
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GNP: Reynolds Creek Fire Update 8-17-15

Fire Continues to Burn within Perimeter

WEST GLACIER, MONT. – The night closure on the east side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park has been lifted...

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The Thompson Fire burns in Glacier National Park backcountry about 12 miles southwest of Saint Mary and west of Medicine Grizzly Peak where the Flathead and Glacier Counties border follows the Continental Divide Aug. 16, 2015. (Photo Jonathan Moor)
The Thompson Fire burns in Glacier National Park backcountry about 12 miles southwest of Saint Mary and west of Medicine Grizzly Peak where the Flathead and Glacier Counties border follows the Continental Divide Aug. 16, 2015. (Photo Jonathan Moor)
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GNP: Thompson Fire Update 8-17-15

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...

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A firefighter sizes up the situation on the Waterton Lake Fire. 8-15-15 (GNP Photo)
A firefighter sizes up the situation on the Waterton Lake Fire. 8-15-15 (GNP Photo)
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GNP: New Fire Starts Near Waterton Lake

CANADIAN FIREFIGHTERS ANSWER THE CALL

Parks Canada crews responded to a report of a lighning-caused forest fire from US National Park staff at Goat Haunt, Glacier National Park...

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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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St Mary Visitor Center, Glacier National Park (NPS Photo)
St Mary Visitor Center, Glacier National Park (NPS Photo)
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GNP Seeking Public Comment on St Mary Entrance

Proposal to Replace the St. Mary Entrance Station and Install AIS Station

WEST GLACIER, MT.  – Glacier National Park officials encourage public comment on a proposal to replace the St...

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