Glacier Park Fire Grows As More Hot, Dry Weather Arrives

By | August 16, 2017

The Sprague Fire burns east of Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park on Aug. 11, 2017. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

The Flathead Beacon reports that a fire burning in the mountains east of Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park has grown to 100 acres and National Park Service officials say it is possible the nearby Sperry Chalet may not reopen this year. The lightning-caused Sprague Fire is burning above Crystal Ford on the Gunsight Pass Trail, the primary route from the Lake McDonald Lodge to Sperry Chalet. Spokesperson Lauren Alley said the fire is not immediately threatening the historic chalet – built by the Great Northern Railway in 1913 – but firefighters are preparing to implement structural protection measures if necessary. Read the full story here.

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