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Howe Ridge 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 — Howe Ridge Fire

Howe Ridge Fire Update, August 17 Released: 8/17/2018
Howe Ridge Fire August 17, 2018 On the evening of August 11, lightning ignited a fire on Howe Ridge, northwest of Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park. Despite immediate suppression action on...
Howe Ridge Fire Update, August 16 Released: 8/16/2018
West Glacier, MT – Fire burned actively through the night, with single tree torching and spotting producing growth to the southwest. Additional spotting and growth were observed on the north edge...
Howe Ridge Fire Update, August 15 A.M. Released: 8/15/2018
West Glacier, MT – Fire behavior increased yesterday yet there was minimal fire growth under smoky skies. The fire is estimated at 2,600 acres. Visibility hampered the CL-215 “Super scoopers”...
Howe Ridge Fire Update, August 14 11 AM Released: 8/14/2018
Glacier National Park is under Stage II fire restrictions West Glacier, MT – Fire behavior moderated on Monday more favorable weather conditions. Crews on the ground, supported by aerial resources...
Howe Ridge Fire Update, August 13 4 P.M. Released: 8/13/2018
Effective 12 A.M. tonight, park enters Stage II fire restrictions West Glacier, MT – Active interagency firefighting efforts continue on the Howe Ridge Fire, now estimated between 1,500-2,500...
Howe Ridge Fire Update, August 13 A.M. Released: 8/13/2018
Effective 12 A.M. tonight, park enters Stage II fire restrictions West Glacier, MT – Rapid growth and extreme fire behavior on the Howe Ridge Fire prompted very rapid evacuations last night....
Sunday Evening Fire Update #3, 9:30 PM August 12 Released: 8/12/2018
West Glacier, MT – Glacier National Park officials have expanded the evacuation order to include all businesses and private residences within the Lake McDonald Lodge complex, including the...
Sunday Evening Fire Update #2, 8 PM Released: 8/12/2018
West Glacier, MT – The Howe Ridge Fire northwest of Lake McDonald has expanded through spotting in this evening’s winds.The Going-to-the-Sun Road is closed from Lake McDonald Lodge to Logan Pass....
Sunday Evening August 12 Fire Update Released: 8/12/2018
West Glacier, MT – An interagency suppression response to three lightning-caused wildland fires in Glacier National Park began on Sunday. The Howe Ridge Fire, estimated at 20 acres, burned actively...
Saturday Lightning Starts Multiple Fires in Park Released: 8/12/2018
Multiple other fires begin in the Northern Rockies region West Glacier, MT – Park and interagency firefighters are responding to multiple fire starts following lightning activity the night of...