Boundary Fire


Incident #: GNP-473
Fire Start: 7 months ago
Location: 25.2 miles N of Lake McDonald, MT
Acres: 2,911
Agency: Kalispell Interagency Dispatch Center (MT-KIC)
Dispatch Notes: Protection agency: gnp - glacier national park, 2911 acres. Controlled 10/25 | Contain: 10/11/18 0800 control: 10/25/18 1500

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 1 day, 5 hours ago — This is the final inciweb update on the Boundary Fire. The Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 5 will transfer management responsibility of the fire to a Type 4 team effective 1800 this Friday, September 28th.


Incident Contact
Glacier National Park
Phone: (406) 888-7077
Hours: Recorded Fire Information Line
Fire Unit Information
Glacier National Park
National Park Service
PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936

Basic Information

Date of Origin
Thursday August 23rd, 2018 approx. 06:15 PM
1 mile west of Waterton Lake and 7 miles south of the of Waterton Townsite, AB
Incident Commander
Joe Sampson,IMT2 Team 5
48.98 latitude, -113.976 longitude

Current Situation

2,911 Acres
% Contained
Estimated Containment Date
Thursday November 01st, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Timber (litter and understory)

Spruce/fir/mixed conifer on higher elevation gradients with lodgepole on lower elevations.
Significant Events
**This is the final update on this fire unless there is significant change in the days ahead** The fire is demonstrating minimal creeping and smoldering.


Planned Actions
Monitor the East side of the fire via remote camera from Waterton Lake. Maintain communication and coordination with Parks Canada.
Projected Incident Activity
24 hours: Mostly clear. Max RH of 72-77% will keep fire behavior minimal. Mostly cloudy with a less than 10% chance of precipitation. Max temperatures will be 53-58 degrees with RHs in the low 40s. SW winds at 5-10 mph.
Parks Canada and U.S. fire managers are coordinating efforts closely and are in constant communication about fire activity and response.

Partial area closures have lifted. The Boundary Creek drainage and area west of Waterton Lake remain closed to the public.

Transfer of command to Sampson's IMT2 occurred at 6pm on 9/18.