Glacier National Park Officials Release Stunning Photos + Video Of Sperry Chalet Fire

Glacier National Park Officials Release Stunning Photos + Video Of Sperry Chalet Fire

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Glacier National Park Officials Release Stunning Photos + Video Of Sperry Chalet Fire

The aftermath | Photo (+Cover): Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park’s favorite backcountry respite house, The Sperry Chalet is no more. The Sprague fire quickly engulfed the 100+ year-old structure after wind caused a run that could not be suppressed by fire fighting efforts.

Related: Glacier National Park’s Iconic Sperry Chalet Destroyed In Wildfire

Officials had previously doused the structure in water, added fireproof wrapping to its perimeter, and fought side by side to save the backcountry chalet. Those efforts proved no match for nature’s might. Check out the following photos and video courtesy of Glacier National Park…

Photo Tour + Video

“At approximately 6:10 pm on August 31, the on-scene firefighters who had been battling the “ember shower” from the approaching fire suddenly noticed puffs of smoke under an eave. They immediately sprayed the area with water because they thought it was an ember on the roof. Almost instantaneously, the window broke out and flames were licking at the eaves” – NPS Statement

Just a skeleton remains…

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