Sheep Fire 1 mile from Essex
Highway 2 is reopened, with pilot cars escorting traffic in both directions to ensure safe traffic flow through the fire area. Pilot cars will run 24 hours a day, but the highway could be closed due to changing fire conditions. Expect delays of 10-15 minutes.
The BNSF and Amtrak trains have been running. For more information on Amtrak call 1-(800) 872-7245.
Residents of Essex and the surrounding area have been advised that they may be evacuated if the Sheep Fire becomes an imminent threat. The American Red Cross has prepared to open a shelter at West Glacier if needed.
Havre, Mont. - August 21, 2015 -Continuing its longstanding partnership with Montana State University-Northern, the CHS Foundation today, presented a check for $250,000 for use in Northern's new Auto/Diesel Technology Center
WEST GLACIER, MT. –The entrance fee for Glacier National Park will be waived on Tuesday, August 25, in recognition of the National Park Service Birthday. The National Park Service turns 99 years old this year.
The Sucker Creek Fire continues to burn on 2740 acres, 6 miles northeast of Lincoln, on the Helena National Forest. Movement continues to be away from town, toward the 2003 Snow Talon Fire burn scar. The
Sheep Fire is now 1/2 mile from US-2, BNSF Tracks
US-2 remains closed to thru traffic between East Glacier and West Glacier. Local residents are being allowed through to retrieve valuables from homes and cabins in the Essex Area. Residents have
The Sheep Fire was very active today with the westerly influence of the predicted Red Flag weather conditions. This condition kept ground forces from engaging with direct handline operations. A heavy helicopter w
232 Firefighters continue efforts to control the Sucker Creek Fire, which now covers 2740 acres north of Lincoln on the Helena National Forest. The fire is 25% contained, and has moved into the burn scar from a 2003 wildfire
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