Glacier National Park
National Park Service
PO Box 128 West Glacier Montana 59936
West Glacier, MT 59936
This is the final inciweb update on the Boundary Fire. The Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 5 will transfer management responsibility of the fire to a Type 4 team effective 1800 this Friday, September 28th.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday August 23rd, 2018 approx. 06:15 PM|
|Location||1 mile west of Waterton Lake and 7 miles south of the of Waterton Townsite, AB|
|Incident Commander||Joe Sampson,IMT2 Team 5|
|Coordinates||48.98 latitude, -113.976 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||82%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday November 01st, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (litter and understory)
Spruce/fir/mixed conifer on higher elevation gradients with lodgepole on lower elevations.
**This is the final update on this fire unless there is significant change in the days ahead** The fire is demonstrating minimal creeping and smoldering.
Monitor the East side of the fire via remote camera from Waterton Lake. Maintain communication and coordination with Parks Canada.
|Projected Incident Activity|
24 hours: Mostly clear. Max RH of 72-77% will keep fire behavior minimal. Mostly cloudy with a less than 10% chance of precipitation. Max temperatures will be 53-58 degrees with RHs in the low 40s. SW winds at 5-10 mph.
Parks Canada and U.S. fire managers are coordinating efforts closely and are in constant communication about fire activity and response.
Partial area closures have lifted. The Boundary Creek drainage and area west of Waterton Lake remain closed to the public.
Transfer of command to Sampson's IMT2 occurred at 6pm on 9/18.
Weather as of 3pm on 9/25
Temp 59 degrees
Winds: S at 14 mph with gusts to 21 mph; no measurable precipitation was received today.
Forecast tonight calls for partly cloudy with less than 10% chance of precipitation. Temperatures overnight will be 38-43 degrees and max RHs at 72-77%. Winds SW at 5-10 mph becoming variable after sunset.
Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy with less than 10% chance of precipitation. Max temperatures will be 53-58 degrees with RHs in the low 40s. SW winds at 5-10 mph.