Glacier Rim Fire still burning in old Robert Fire debris

There was not a lot of new information posted overnight about the Glacier Rim Fire. It is now about 60-80 acres in size. The blaze continues to burn in the old snags and debris left over from the 2003 Robert Fire, which is no fun for fire crews. The North Fork Road is still open — tentatively. The Type III fire management crew should be on-site by now, along with even more equipment. They are treating this one as a “full suppression” fire. Smoke from the fire is causing air quality problems down-valley, especially in Columbia Falls. I saw no discussion about the thunderstorms due through the area later today.

Here are links to the more recent press coverage:

Glacier Rim Fire continues to burn – Daily Inter Lake (paywall)

North Fork Road reopened as Glacier Rim Fire doubles in size – Missoulian