Fires Move Through Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana, one of the crowned jewels of the National Park system, is in the midst of a sever forest fire. as firefighters started a defensive backfire Sunday in an effort to save buildings at Glacier National Park headquarters and more than 500 homes and summer cabins threatened by a 9,300-acre fire.

Evacuation plans had been prepared for residents of the park entrance town of West Glacier and for remaining workers at Glacier National Park’s headquarters.

The blaze near West Glacier was one of three major blazes in and around the park that had blackened 44,500 acres by Sunday.


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