Wildfires Love the Wind – Thompson Fire Grows to Over 13,000 Acres Burned
The Thompson Fire near Glacier National Park has grown to over 13,000 acres over night and remains zero percent contained.
According to a press release received by KGVO News Saturday morning:
If weather and smoke conditions permit today, two crews will fly into the backcountry area near the fire to work on control measures. One crew will land near Cutbank Pass to suppress hot spots along the fire’s edge and direct helicopter water drops. The other crew will work in the Nyack Drainage area to provide additional structure protection measures for the Upper Nyack Backcountry Patrol Cabin; cool down hot spots along the fire perimeter; direct helicopter water drops; and use pumps and hoses on any hot spots along the perimeter.
Not much help from Mother Nature is expected today, as reports show gusty winds and a slight chance of rain slated for the area. Cooler weather is anticipated for the future, though.
No injuries have been reported, and no structures have been lost or damaged. GNP remains under Stage I fire restrictions. Visit the National Park Service website for more information.