Glacier NP fire 20 percent contained

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The Reynolds Fire, which began on July 21, is burning an area about six miles east of Logan Pass (the highest point on the Going-to-the-Sun Road which crosses the park). The fire has burned 3,158 acres and, as of 6:00 pm M.S.T. on July 26, it was about 20 percent contained. There are 570 total personnel on the scene including seven helicopters, 21 fire engines and four elite Hotshot crews.

An 18-mile section of the Going-to-the-Sun Road is closed, from Big Bend on the west side of the Continental Divide to St. Mary Visitor Center. Logan Pass and the Logan Pass Visitor Center, Rising Sun Campground and all Rising Sun facilities, St. Mary Campground and Visitor Center and The Highline Trail from Granite Park Chalet to Logan Pass are all closed. That seems like a lot but visitors, take heart, the majority of Glacier National Park is still unaffected by this wildfire.

Stay updated on the fire through InciWeb and the NPS Glacier homepage.

Photo courtesy of InciWeb.