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Smoke in webcams?

Postby al_in_al » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:35 am

I have the webcams up this morning, and it looks like there is smoke visible in the Apgar Mt. and Lake McDonald webcams on the north side of the lake. Keep hoping it's a cloud, but it's not moving.
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Re: Smoke in webcams?

Postby Ear Mountain » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:52 am

It's been quite smoky in the park the last week or so. Visibility was very poor on Saturday August 11, 2018. Vi
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Re: Smoke in webcams?

Postby al_in_al » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:18 am

Apparently 3 fires started overnight. I don't see it on GNP's website yet, but this press release was shared on Glacier Guide's Facebook page. Trail closures have been noted on GNP's website (https://home.nps.gov/applications/glac/ ... osures.cfm).

Sorry, in my original post, I meant to indicate smoke from a fire in the park was visible on the webcams, not the general smoke that has been present lately.

Press Release from Glacier National Park:

West Glacier, MT – Park and interagency firefighters are responding to multiple fire starts following lightning activity the night of August 11.

Three known fires have started.

The Heavens Sake Fire, below Heavens Peak is visible from the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Rappellers are on order to take suppression action on that fire.

Smoke jumpers have been ordered for a fire near Numa Ridge because there is a suitable location for the jumpers to respond.

A fire on Howe Ridge burned actively throughout the night. Visitors will likely see CL-215s (super scoopers) scooping water out of Lake McDonald to fight that fire. Ground resources are also hiking in.

The following trails have been closed due to fire danger: Numa Lookout Trail, Trout Lake Trails, Howe Ridge and Howe Lake Trails.

No evacuation orders have been issued for residents that live in the park.

The park does not have acreage estimates at this time.

The park has established a Fire Information Line with updated recorded information about these fires: 406-888-7077.

Weather conditions have been hot and dry. The park was under a red flag warning until 12:00 am last night. That environment created a favorable environment for fire starts and fire growth.
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Re: Smoke in webcams?

Postby Ear Mountain » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:25 am

Heres a KRTV report on the three new fires in Glacier:

http://www.krtv.com/story/38866502/several-fires-burning-in-glacier-national-park
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Re: Smoke in webcams?

Postby al_in_al » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:55 am

GNP's posted a flickr album of the Howe Ridge Fire:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/glaciernp ... 949624292/
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