Sperry Chalet investigation, report, in the works

Print Article

The Sperry Chalet burns on Aug. 31. (Photo courtesy of Dave Baltz)

A final report on the Sperry Chalet Fire could be months in the making, a spokeswoman for Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke said last week.

“The Facilitated Learning Analysis team came to the park several weeks ago, and is now working on finalizing the review report. We understand that they can take several months or more from start to finish depending on the scope,” Heather Swift said in an email to the Hungry Horse News last week.

The team is a group of fire experts that gather together to analyze a fire incident and how fire managers can learn from it in the future.

The Forest Service often uses the analysis to examine fires or incidents where something went wrong. Rather than assessing blame, the analysis generally look to offer solutions to problems that might arise in the future.

Once the report it complete, it will be made public, noted Glacier National Park spokeswoman Lauren Alley.

The chalet’s main dormitory was gutted by fire on Aug. 31. A group of six firefighters tried to save it, but were unable to stop the blaze.

Since then, the masonry shell of the chalet has been stabilized with a myriad of large beams, with the hope that it can survive the winter.

The idea is to rebuild the chalet eventually. Zinke and Montana’s congressional delegation all support such a measure.

Print Article

Read More Glacier Park

While shrinking Utah monuments, Zinke calls for new one for Badger Two Med

December 13, 2017 at 8:14 am | Hungry Horse News Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke last week recommended national monument status for the Badger-Two Medicine region of Glacier National Park, while President Trump, in turn, ordered that national monu...

Comments

Read More

Homegrown ranger, wilderness manager, says good-bye

December 06, 2017 at 8:38 am | Hungry Horse News Ask Kyle Johnson what his favorite place in Glacier National Park is and a broad smile comes on his face. “Wherever I’m at,” he answers — there might be a secret or two behind that smile. Johnson,...

Comments

Read More

Glacier tops 3.276 million visitors for the year

November 16, 2017 at 11:36 am | Hungry Horse News Continuing a yearlong trend, Glacier National Park visitation in October was up over last year by 11 percent. The Park saw about 84,000 visitors in October and has seen more than 3.276 million visito...

Comments

Read More

Sperry Chalet investigation, report, in the works

November 15, 2017 at 9:40 am | Hungry Horse News A final report on the Sperry Chalet Fire could be months in the making, a spokeswoman for Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke said last week. “The Facilitated Learning Analysis team came to the park se...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 892-2151
PO BOX 189, 926 Nucleus Avenue
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

©2017 Hungry Horse News Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X