Final Sprague Fire Update
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 The Sprague Fire Sprague Fire (5 miles northeast of West Glacier): 16,982 acres. The Sprague Fire was reported the evening of August 10th and is located on the east... more
Final Update October 4, 2017
The Sprague Fire was reported the evening of August 10th and is located southeast of Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park. The Going-to-the-Sun Road is closed from Apgar to Logan Pass, Logan Pass is still accessible from Saint Mary. The fires is being managed by a local team.
Maps of the fire perimeter are available here: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/maps/5510/
Visit http://go.nps.gov/glacconditions for road and trail info.
For fire information please call Glacier National Park at 406-888-7800, 8 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.
Glacier National Park's webcams may show current fire and smoke conditions: https://www.nps.gov/glac/learn/photosmultimedia/webcams.htm
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday August 10th, 2017 approx. 08:30 PM|
|Location||9 miles northeast of West Glacier, MT|
|Incident Commander||IMT3, Brett Pargman IC, Tyson Atkinson (T)|
|Incident Description||Wildfire, Lightning Caused|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||75%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Wednesday November 01st, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (litter and understory)
Minimal fire activity, Backing, Creeping, smoldering
Monitor fire spread on Lake McDonald side of Mt Brown & Snyder Ridge.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Moderate fire behavior expected with creeping and smoldering.
The area closure along the historic Going-to-the-Sun Road is due to predicted weather and fire behavior and proximity of fire to values at risk.
Flathead County has declared a State of Emergency.
Typical fall weather patterns will determine future fire activity. Expect minimal activity with smoldering and creeping in dead and downed fuels. Smoke may be visible on the fire until significant snow falls.