A wildfire in Glacier National Park has reportedly burned 4,000 acres of land in east Glacier National Park prompting evacuations surrounding the community of St. Mary. The fire, which began on Tuesday and is being referred to as the Reynolds Creek Wildland Fire, is reported to have doubled to 4,000 acres on Wednesday due to high winds and hot temperatures, reports krtv.com.
What caused the fire? Park officials are unsure as of now.
No one has been injured or killed but one backcountry cabin and one car have been destroyed in the inferno. The fire continues to sweep across the east side of the Montana national park with no signs of letting up.
Approximately 600 campers immediately evacuated on Tuesday afternoon and nearly all had left the area by midday on Wednesday.
Presently in the line of fire are campgrounds, houses, and ranches.
Glacier National Park Closures
Closures Due to Wildland Fire: The Going-to-the-Sun Road from Big Bend to St. Mary, Logan Pass & Logan Pass Visitor Center, Rising Sun Campground & all Rising Sun facilities, St. Mary Campground & Visitor Center, & The Highline Trail from Granite Park Chalet to Logan Pass