Wildfire Information


This is a collection of wildland fire information links, including prescribed burns, applicable to the Flathead and Kootenai National Forests and Glacier National Park. For Canadian wildfire information, see the group of links near the bottom of this page.

National Forest & Glacier National Park Fire Information – InciWeb:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/unit/29/ – for Flathead National Forest
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/unit/33/ – for Kootenai National Forest
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/unit/2897/ – for Glacier National Park

These pages on the InciWeb site are the official source for information about fires in the Flathead and Kootenai National Forests and Glacier National Park. Click on the name of the fire for additional information. Note that smaller fires may not be listed on InciWeb.

Kalispell Interagency Dispatch Center:

This multi-agency site is a central point for wildland fire information in the “Kalispell Dispatch Zone.” For a detailed log of recent incidents, click on the “WildWeb” link under “Dispatch/Logistics,” then select “Recent Incidents.”

Montana Fire Restrictions Information:

This page has a map and detailed information on fire restrictions in effect across Montana..

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. Warning: paywall.

The Hungry Horse News:

Although a weekly publication, the Hungry Horse News often has good online local fire coverage.

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.

Regional Fire Weather Forecasts:

Here are the daily fire weather forecasts for this region. Scroll down to “KOOTENAI-FLATHEAD/GLACIER PARK” for the section affecting the North Fork.

Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product:

This page links to real-time satellite imagery and related analysis specializing on smoke and fire issues.

Missoula Regional Weather Satellite Imagery:

A page of links to the GOES-West real-time weather satellite imagery for this region.

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.

Wildfire Status – Alberta:

Wildfire status and related information for Alberta.