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Crews brace for hot weather at Sprague fire

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The Sprague Fire burning on the east side of Lake McDonald shows no signs of letting up and authorities warn that the hot and dry forecast does not come as good news for crews.

The blaze has been burning for more than two weeks and has torched about 1,500 acres. Officials say crews are having trouble getting boots on the ground because of the steep, rocky terrain where this fire is burning.

Resources remain at the Sperry Chalet in case the fire makes a run that direction. While the fire hasn't substantially grown recently, fire officials say upcoming weather may feed the flames.

 “With the weather forecast that we’re seeing we expect that activity to probably increase in the next couple of days,” fire information officer Diane Sine said.

“Isolated light showers and dry thunder storms are a possibility tomorrow late afternoon lingering tonight into Tuesday and then Wednesday has our best chance of showers and thunderstorms,” Sine added. “That all has the potential of increasing fire activity, so far the fire has behaved as expected and so we’re hoping that will be the continued situation.”

Most of the park is unaffected by this fire, but there are some trail closures because of this fire. Those are posted on the website for Glacier National Park.

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