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Tree burned by Glacier's Howe Ridge fire
National Park Service/Inciweb

Update: 5:50 p.m.

The Howe Ridge Fire in Glacier National Park that destroyed a set of historic cabins over the weekend continues to grow. Wednesday night, an infrared flight measured the fire perimeter at 3,500 acres, a growth of roughly 900-acres from two days ago.

Evening Newscast 08-15-18

Aug 15, 2018


A unanimous Montana Supreme Court has rejected a tobacco industry-funded group's request to rewrite the ballot statement of a citizen's initiative to raise the state's tobacco taxes.

The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office has issued an evacuation warning for a small number of residents near Essex just northwest of the Izaak Walton Inn along Highway 2 due to the Paola Ridge Fire.

The Howe Ridge Fire in Glacier National Park that has destroyed multiple structures on the north end of Lake McDonald is now estimated to be 2,600 acres.

A map showing the area under an evacuation warning near Essex for the Paola Ridge Fire
Inciweb

 

Updated 5:25 p.m.

The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office has issued an evacuation warning for a small number of residents near Essex just northwest of the Izaak Walton Inn along Highway 2 due to the Paola Ridge Fire.

Evening Newscast 08-14-18

Aug 14, 2018


Glacier National Park this morning confirmed nine cabins inside the park at Kelly’s Camp, including the Big House, burned Sunday night, along with a handful of outbuildings and two boat houses.

The Flathead County Commission voted unanimously this morningto enter Stage 2 fire restrictions, joining most other land management agencies in northwest Montana.

The National Park Service says more than 940,000 people visited Yellowstone National Park in July, which is typically the park's busiest month for recreation visits.

Glacier National Park

Update 4:58 p.m.

The Highway 37 Fire that was threatening the former WR Grace asbestos mine north of Libby is now 100 percent contained.

Shawn Ray-Delmas, a spokesperson for the Kootenai National Forest, says the wildfire was fully contained a few days before an official announcement was made Monday.

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