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Glacier Rim Fire

Josh Burnham

Firefighters made good progress on two fires burning in Montana, and discovered a new fire near Phillipsburg.

A wildland firefighter with the Montana DNRC monitors flames burning in the interior of the Alex Camp Road Fire July 7, 2015.
BLM/Jonathan Moor

Firefighters are reporting progress on three fires burning in Montana.

Wetter, Cooler Weather Slows Montana Fires

Jul 7, 2015
Northern Side of The Glacier Rim Fire
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Crews on the Glacier Rim Fire continue to maintain fire lines and remove hazardous snags around the fire's perimeter.

Monday, an additional water tender was brought in to help cool the south flank of the fire and re-establish fire lines after a "slop over" on July 4.

Ellen Blickhan, Fire Information Officer, says the weather has helped too.

Glacier Rim Fire Update

Jul 6, 2015
A view of the Glacier Rim Fire from the air, July 5, 2015
Inciweb/LChute

The Glacier Rim fire south of Glacier National Park slopped over fire lines due to high winds on July fourth, but firefighters made progress yesterday thanks to cooler weather and higher humidity. The fire is now estimated at 100 acres in size, up from 85 acres last week. It's being called 70% contained, that’s up from the 50% containment figure given on Friday.

Fireworks Bans Spread Across Western Montana

Jul 2, 2015
Fireworks.
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Fireworks bans are spreading across western Montana in the face of hot, dry weather, and high fire danger.

The City of Whitefish has canceled its 4th of July public fireworks display, citing a fire weather watch for Saturday, issued by the National Weather Service. The Weather Service says to expect high temperatures, low humidifies and gusty winds from the Flathead Valley, through Missoula to south of Dillon. Communities included in the fire weather watch include Eureka, Libby, Polson, Seeley Lake, Hamilton and Butte.

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