Wildfire, fire management and air quality news for western Montana and the Northern Rockies.
Fire Crews Clearing Hazards On Glacier's Going-To-The-Sun Road
Fire managers in Glacier National Park are now feeling more confident in perimeter fire lines, allowing them to shift crews to removing hazards near Going-to-the-Sun Road.
The Park Service today said, "there is an expectation [Going-to-the-Sun Road] will reopen sometime during this summer season."
The eastern half of the road has been closed since the Reynolds Creek fire broke out July 21st.
The containment level of the fire has been stalled at 67 percent since Monday. Fire crews were optimistic that cooler, damp weather today would assist firefighting efforts. The weather forecast calls for windy conditions tomorrow, with highs in the 60s and 70s for the rest of the week and little chance of precipitation.