A new blaze, the Thompson Fire, was reported in Glacier Park a little before 2:00 pm this afternoon. According to the Kalispell Interagency Dispatch Center entry, it is around 200 acres (estimates vary wildly) and two helicopters are already working on-site. A type 3 team has been called in.
The fire is located in Glacier Park’s Thompson Creek drainage, below Mount Thompson and about 12 miles east of Lake McDonald. Thompson Creek is a tributary of Nyack Creek.