Adair Peak Fire

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Adair Peak Fire

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Rain Continues Ahead of Weather Change Next Week
Note: There was no infrared flight due to weather; updated acreages were last received on 9/17/2017. Sprague Fire (5 miles northeast of West Glacier): 16,790 acres. Yesterday, scattered showers.. more

INCIDENT UPDATED 8 HRS. AGO

Approximate Location

48.758 latitude, -114.04 longitude

Incident Overview

Fire activity on the northwest edge of the Adair Peak Fire

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The Adair Peak Fire was reported the evening of August 12th and is located south of Logging Lake in Glacier National Park. Due to the Adair Peak Fire, the Inside North Fork Road is closed from Polebridge Ranger Station south to Camas Creek. This closure also includes the Logging Creek and Quartz Creek Campgrounds. The Northern Rockies Central Montana Type II Incident Management Team is managing the fire.


Daily updates are available here: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/news/5590/

Maps of the fire perimeter are available here: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/maps/5590/

Visit http://go.nps.gov/glacconditions for road and trail info.


A fire information line is staffed 8am-8pm.Please call 406-387-9092 if you have questions about the fire and how it might impact your visit.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning/natural
Date of OriginSaturday August 12th, 2017 approx. 10:17 AM
Location18 miles N/NW of West Glacier, MT
Incident CommanderNorthern Rockies Type II Central Montana Incident Management Team, led by John Thompson

Current Situation

Size4,034 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained75%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Outlook

Planned Actions

Monitor fire spread with aerial reconnaissance.

Projected Incident Activity

Moderate fire behavior expected with creeping and smoldering.

Remarks

This will be the last report unless significant fire growth occurs.

Trail, road, and area closures are in effect for the Inside North Fork Road.

Fire is burning on a north aspect and into the 2003 Wolf Gun fire scar on the south side of Logging Lake.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

The weather conditions the past 5 days have certainly lived up to the change in season. And this will be the case for the weeks ahead as we see-saw back and forth from cold to warm. The Low Pressure system which brought us the extended period of precipitation will linger through today before moving east. After today, look for skies to clear as we transition into a 7 day period of drying and warming, High Pressure providing fair weather throughout the upcoming week. Initially this will mean colder nights due to the clear skies, but the flip-side to the forecast is that we will have more sun during the day, a warming treat as we finish off the last week of September.

Friday - Mostly cloudy, brisk and cool with higher elevation snow showers and flurries. Temperatures: 3,500-5,000 ft 39-46 degrees, 5,500-7,500 ft, 28-38 degrees.

Unit Information

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