West Glacier evacuation ordered
Posted on 13 September 2017
Evacuation warning issued for the Apgar Area, and portions of West Glacier
With the forecasted weather change tonight, and its potential effects on fire behavior, the Flathead County Sheriff, Glacier National Park officials, and the Incident Management Team are issuing an evacuation WARNING for the following areas:
Apgar area within Glacier National Park, including Apgar campground and Apgar village
Portions of West Glacier including West Glacier village, Highline Blvd. neighborhood, Golf Course neighborhood, Wild River Dr. / Grouse Ridge Rd. neighborhood, and west toward Sloan Lane neighborhood.
Sheriff Deputies and Park Rangers began going door to door issuing notices to all residents today (Wednesday September 13, 2017) at noon.
Residents and visitors are advised to prepare for evacuation.
Information regarding individuals creating their own emergency communications plan should visit: http://readyandsafe.mt.gov/Home/Articles/emergency-communication-plans
Information on preparing to evacuate can be found at:
The Sprague Fire was reported the evening of August 10th and is burning above Crystal Ford on the Gunsight Pass Trail. The Northern Rockies Central Montana Type II Incident Management Team is now managing the fire.
Daily updates are available here: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/news/5510/
Maps of the fire perimeter: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/maps/5510/
Visit http://go.nps.gov/glacconditions for trail and road info.
A fire information line will be staffed 8am-8pm.Please call 406-387-9092 if you have questions about the fire and how it might impact your visit.
Glacier National Park's webcams may show current fire and smoke conditions: https://www.nps.gov/glac/learn/photosmultimedia/webcams.htm
The Strawberry Fire on the east side of the Bob Marshall Wilderness near Choteau, Montana
For questions regarding evacuation WARNING inside Glacier National Park please contact 406-387-9092. For areas outside of the Glacier National Park please contact 406-758-2111.
This is an Evacuation WARNING