Glacier National Park fires

The Prairie Hill fire on a high alpine slope on the east end of Glacier National Park is burning on an eastern ridge and is visible from the Trans-Canada Highway. Parks Canada wildfire crews have been busy fighting fires in the park since July 10. On July 10, lightning activity resulted in six small fires in Glacier National Park. Glacier’s fire management team continues to manage the current fire situation. Four of the six fires are still being monitored, but show no signs of smoke or other fire activity. Action is being taken, including heli-bucketing, to suppress and contain the other two fires. New lightning activity on July 15 resulted in three new fires in Glacier National Park. Action will be taken to contain and suppress these fires as appropriate. A statement from the federal agency says there is no danger to the public or infrastructure the park. Photo courtesy of Parks Canada