The Boundary Fire was reported August 23 at approximately 6:15 pm. The fire is located in the Boundary Creek Valley, near the Campbell Mountain area west of Upper Waterton Lake in northeast Glacier National Park.
All trails originating from Goat Haunt are closed.
Video of the September 4th community meeting is available at https://youtu.be/Vcn-br-QV9A
A story map of the progression of the fire is available at http://nifc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=25498813ba044f548c2315e9eb6d2d22
For detailed trail closure information in Glacier National Park, visit https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/conditions.htm.
For information regarding area closures and information pertaining to Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada visit https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/waterton/securite-safety/pnlw-wlnp-feu-fire-2018.
|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||Mike Goicoechea’s Northern Rockies Type 1 Incident Management Team 1|
|Coordinates||48.98 latitude, -113.976 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||54%|
|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.
Minimal, Creeping, and Smoldering
Monitor the east side of the fire and utilize air resources to check the fire spread east towards Waterton Lake.
|Projected Incident Activity|
24 Hours:Fire activity will be minimal. No additional growth is expected at this time.
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.
Forecast Weather for Wednesday Day Shift:
Sky/Wx: Increasing clouds. A chance of light, non-wetting rain showers late on the shift
Winds: Northeast 8-13 mph, gusts to near 20 mph. Strongest in the late afternoon
Max Temp: 62F
Min RH: 42%
A northeast wind will prevail over the fire area on Wednesday and Wednesday evening. Clouds will gradually increase in response to a weak disturbance approaching from the Pacific Northwest. This will eventually lead to a few non-wetting showers beginning on Wednesday night.
Showers will increase further on Thursday as a cold front passes, with a better chance of wetting rain then. The front will cause a gradual increase in southwest wind as well. A thunderstorm is possible late Thursday, with the better chance of thunder over the Boundary Fire.