HELENA — Rain and snow fell on many wildfires in Montana over the weekend, helping firefighters make significant progress in containment in some areas.
Fires that had burned some 34 square miles in and around Glacier National Park and threatened the community of Essex the week before received more than an inch of rain and some snow above 6,000 feet.
All Highway 2 restrictions that had been in place have been lifted.
Around the state, some areas that had been closed to public access were reopened.
Fire managers say firefighters are still working to contain fires and performing other work that may still limit access.
And they noted that the weather is predicted to return to normal mid-week, which could increase fire activity and smoke again later in the week.
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