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Thompson-Divide Complex

Unit Information

Glacier National Park
National Park Service
PO Box 128 West Glacier Montana 59936
West Glacier, MT 59936

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The snow layer dipped close to Marias Pass, MT, at elevations around 6,000 ft. north of the Thompson-Divide Complex’s Granite Fire Sept. 6, 2015. (photo Jonathan Moor)Image options: [ Full Size ]

All fire restrictions have been lifted in the Glacier National Park and Flathead National Forest.

Limited backcountry closures remain in effect for some trails and areas in the vicinity of the fires.
Glacier National Park: see Current trail and area closures or call (406) 888-7800.
Flathead National Forest: see Current trail and area closures or call (406) 387-3800.

Sheep Fire, Flathead National Forest

Approximate Size: 2,171 acres

Granite Fire, Flathead National Forest

Approximate Size: 913 acres

Thompson Fire, Glacier National Park

Approximate Size: 18,847 acres

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning Caused
Date of OriginSunday August 09th, 2015 approx. 01:30 PM
LocationGlacier National Park & Flathead National Forest
Incident CommanderTodd Hannan, Type 4 Incident Commander
Coordinates48.551 latitude, -113.613 longitude

Current Situation

Size21,934 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained80%
Fuels Involved

Heavy Timber

Significant Events

Minimal fire behavior


Planned Actions

Sheep: Coordinate and implement rehabilitation efforts with the resource adviser (READ). Granite: Will be unstaffed, but continue to monitor fire spread daily and provide for a suppression response, if needed. Thompson: Continue to monitor with aircraft.

Projected Incident Activity

Fire activity on all three fires continues to be minimal due to recent cool and wet weather conditions. Smoke may be visible at time as pockets of unburned vegetation within the fire's perimeter will continue to creep and smolder until the area receives significant precipitation.


Transition from Irv Leach's Type 2 Incident Management Team, to a local unit Type 4 organization occurred Monday, Sept 7 at 6pm.