Taking Houses Out of the Wildfire Equation

SEELEY LAKE – After three weeks of Sprague Fire burning around Glacier National Park, it reached the Sperry Chalet complex Aug. 31, 2017. In the final report issued by the National Park Service June 21, it was determined that despite the best efforts of firefighters to protect all the structures at Sperry Chalet, an ember entered the dormitory near a second story window and ignited the wooden portion of the structure.

In a press release, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke applauded the firefighters efforts to save the chalet. "Still, the size and scope of the Sprague Fire reminds us that agg...


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