Updated: August 3, 11:45 a.m.
A fire that has burned six square miles of land in Glacier National Park is 67 percent contained, but fire managers expect unburned fuels within the fire’s perimeter to continue burning due to warm temperatures and low humidity.
The Reynolds Creek Fire burned into the rocks in Rose Creek and Two Dog drainage north of the fire’s northern perimeter on Sunday. Those areas were allowed to burn to reduce the amount of fuel that could compromise the established fire line to the east. As of Monday morning, the fire was 3,913 acres in size.
Fire managers say a cold front is expected to move into the area on Monday night, which should bring light rain but also winds gusting up to 40 mph.
The fire started on July 21 about four miles west of the St. Mary Visitor Center. The Going-to-the-Sun Road from ST. Mary to Logan Pass remains closed.
This story will be updated when more information becomes available.
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