Aug 05 2012
This is a collection of forest fire information links, including prescribed burns, applicable to the Flathead National Forest and Glacier National Park. For Canadian wildfire information, see the group of links near the bottom of this page.
Flathead National Forest Fire Information – InciWeb:
This page on the InciWeb site is the official source for information about fires in the Flathead National Forest. Click on the name of the fire for additional information.
The Daily Inter Lake:
This has been the best local newspaper for fire news over the past several years. Be sure to scan the entire article content. Although a story may appear to concentrate on a particular fire, it often includes information on other area fires as well.
The Flathead Beacon:
The Flathead Beacon covers fire news regularly. It’s best to read all wildfire articles as most will discuss more than one local fire.
GeoMAC (Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination Group):
This site, maintained by the US National Interagency Fire Center, provides real-time forest and wildfire information. Perhaps the most useful part is an interactive map. Among other features, you can zoom into a specific area to locate active fires, their status and their extent.
Glacier National Park Web Cams:
These are live feeds from a number of web-connected video cameras located in Glacier National Park.
Northern Rockies Coordination Center:
According to their main page write-up, the “Northern Rockies Coordination Center (NRCC) is the interagency focal point for coordinating the mobilization of resources for wildland fire and other all-hazard incidents throughout the Northern Rockies Area…” In other words, there are a ton of links to a great many fire-related resources, including incident reports, weather forecasts, active fires and deployment data.
National Park Service Fire News:
This is a series of links to reports on fires within the U.S. National Park System. For Glacier National Park specifically, there is sometimes additional information on their “Press Releases” page: http://www.nps.gov/glac/parknews/newsreleases.htm.
National Interagency Fire Center:
A good general starting point for nationwide fire information.
Kalispell Area Fire Restrictions and Closures:
This page contains announcements of the latest restrictions and closures related to fire conditions in the Kalispell region.
Storm Prediction Center Fire Weather Forecasts:
This is the SPC’s main fire weather outlook page. It also includes links to a wealth of additional information on severe weather activity and fire-related forecast products.
Canadian Wildfire Information
Canadian Wildland Fire Information System:
Canada-wide wildfire information.
Current Wildfire Situation – British Columbia:
Links to maps and other information on wildfires in British Columbia.
Updates & Fire Alerts – Alberta:
Wildfire status and related information for Alberta.