Glacier National Park – Reynolds Creek Friday Fire Update [YouTube}
The Reynolds Creek Fire has grown to over 4,000 acres, nearly seven square miles, currently burning inside the borders of Glacier National Park.
Spokeswoman Dense Germann said the fire was burning under extreme dry conditions.
"The Reynolds Creek Fire was reported at approximately 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July, 21, and is located near Grizzly Point, approximately six miles east of Logan Pass," Germann said. "Current fire management priorities are firefighter and public safety, protection of property and values at risk, and containment of the fire. Greg Poncin's Type 1 Incident Management Team took command of the Reynolds Creek Fire Thursday, July 23, at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, fire conditions prompted precautionary evacuations of the St. Mary area within Glacier National Park. The evacuations include the St. Mary Visitor Center and National Park Service administrative area. The St. Mary Campground, Rising Sun Campground, and the Rising Sun Motor Inn were previously evacuated. Evacuations for areas adjacent to the park boundary were ordered by Glacier County Sheriff and Blackfeet Emergency Services."
The majority of Glacier National Park is still unaffected by this wildfire.