Chris Peterson of the Hungry Horse News gets the prize for best coverage of the Thompson Fire this morning . . .
A wildfire fire in the southern backcountry of Glacier National Park put up an impressive plume Sunday, forcing the closure of several backcountry campgrounds in the potential path of the blaze.
The Thompson Creek Fire was roughly 500 acres and is burning west of the Upper Nyack Creek campground. Thompson Creek is about 14 miles north of U.S. Highway 2 one of the most remote areas of Glacier. The fire currently does not threaten any roads, but at least two hikers were airlifted safely from the blaze.
But fire has the potential at burn into the Cut Bank Pass area. Temperatures are expected to be in the 90s for the next few days with gusty winds as thunderstorms roll through.
Also note that there is now an InciWeb entry for the Thompson Fire at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4468/