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Elder Creek Fire

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

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News Releases — Elder Creek Fire

With Daylight Dwindling, Burn Window Decreases Released: 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017The Central Montana Type 2 Team will transition with a local Type 3 team at 6:00 pm today, 9/23/2017.Updated Phone Number: 406-551-6295 Note: There was no infrared flight...
Rain Continues Ahead of Weather Change Next Week Released: 9/21/2017
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...
Fire Activity Minimal Due to Below Average Temperatures and Precipitation Released: 9/20/2017
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, light to moderate...
Stage II Fire Restrictions Rescinded: Effective Wednesday, September 20th Released: 9/19/2017
Northern Rockies Coordination Group Kalispell AreaFor information contact:Wyatt Frampton, 406-751-2247Ali Ulwelling, 406-751-2270 For Immediate Release:September 19, 2017 Wildfire Protection Entities...
Rain Received Over the Sprague, Adair Peak and Elder Creek Fires Released: 9/19/2017
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, a quarter inch of...
Unsettled Weather Arrives With Chances of Rain Released: 9/18/2017
Note: There was no infrared flight due to weather; updated acreages are not available. Sprague Fire (5 miles northeast of West Glacier): 16,790 acres. Yesterday, active surface fire burned...
Warm and Dry Conditions Persist Through the Weekend Released: 9/17/2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017 Note: Acreages reflect fire growth over two days. Growth on all fires has been moderated by cooler weather. Sprague Fire (5 miles northeast of West Glacier): 16,790...
Weekend Brings Warmer Temperatures Released: 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017 Note: Acreages do not reflect fire growth since September 14 due to weather and the inability to conduct infrared flights. Growth on all fires has been moderated by...
Cooler Temperatures Decrease Fire Activity Released: 9/15/2017
Sprague Fire (5 miles northeast of West Glacier): 15,995 acres. Cooler temperatures are expected again today which will decrease fire behavior. The west flank of the fire continues to slowly back...
Fires Hold through Wind Shift with Precipitation Expected Today Released: 9/14/2017
Sprague Fire (5 miles northeast of West Glacier): Yesterday, fire activity and growth was to the north and southwest. The wind increase and shift in the evening did occur but did not significantly...