Wildfire in Glacier National Park Prompts Evacuations
Lightning started three fires in Glacier National Park on Saturday. The Howe Ridge Fire is currently burning near Lake McDonald and prompted evacuations. Evacuations are in effect for campgrounds near Lake McDonald and roads are closed near the fire.
Lightning activity on 8-11 started three fires in the park. The Howe Ridge Fire (pictured) is burning above Lake McDonald. Further details will be released as they are available.https://t.co/z42YXSOsML pic.twitter.com/mWbUecT4VR
— GlacierNationalPark (@GlacierNPS) August 12, 2018
Glacier National Park estimates that roughly 87 campsites and 82 rooms were evacuated Sunday.
Howe Ridge fire in @GlacierNPS continues to spread. Park officials say multiple structures have been lost. Evacuations orders remain in place on the west side of the park.
— Kent Luetzen (@KentLuetzen) August 13, 2018
As of Monday evening, the fire was 1,500 acres. Winds around Lake McDonald will be on the lighter side for the rest of the week but the area will remain dry with no rain chances.
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For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Kate Mantych.