Chris Peterson of the Hungry Horse News reports that crews are making good progress on the Glacier Rim Fire. The North Fork Road is now open and river traffic is allowed past the area. Travelers are not permitted to stop and rubberneck, though . . .
The North Fork Road reopened to vehicle traffic Sunday morning after being shut down by a wildfire near Glacier Rim yesterday. Floaters, at least as of this morning, were allowed to use the North Fork of the Flathead in the area, but cannot stop on the river above Glacier Rim where heavy helicopters are hitting hot spots with bucket drops.
Vehicles on the road also cannot stop in the fire area.
The fire looked to be roughly 30 to 40 acres in size, skunking around in downed timber from the Robert Fire burn of 2003. Crews appear to have made good progress on the fire overnight.