Wildfire season has its grips around the national parks of the western USA and the hot temps aren’t letting go anytime soon. Hawaii Volcanoes, Yosemite, Glacier– you name it– it’s probably on fire.
And as the unofficial last day of summer gives way to fall, the temps are forecasted to resemble midsummer, not autumn. That’s bad news for those watching the Railroad Fire as it begins to threaten a grove of Giant Sequoias in California’s Yosemite National Park.
“An evacuation order is now in place for all residents and visitors from the south end of Lake McDonald to Logan Pass. Going-to-the-Sun Road is closed from the south end of Lake McDonald to Logan Pass. Apgar remains open as well as Logan Pass, which is now accessible only from the St. Mary (east) side of the park.” – Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park recently saw its one-of-a-kind “backcountry chalets” go up in flames just last week. That fire continues to threaten areas of Glacier as some residents are forced to evacuate. Perhaps more dangerous than that fire, the Lolo Peak Fire, continues to rage in western MT.
The one area that’s seen a not-so-bad fire season has been Wyoming, thanks to a big winter snowpack. In the meantime, we urge all those near the fire areas to stay up-to-date on potential wildfire threats via Inciweb.