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Reynolds Creek Fire

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INCIDENT UPDATED 9/24/2015

Approximate Location

48.669 latitude, -113.646 longitude

Incident Overview

Seven weeks after the Reynolds Creek Fire, fireweed is in bloom in the burned area

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The Reynolds Fire was reported at approximately 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21. It is located in the area approximately six miles east of Logan Pass, 4 miles west of St. Mary Visitor Center. Fire management priorities are firefighter and public safety, protection of property and values at risk, and containment of the fire.

The majority of Glacier National Park is unaffected by this wildfire. For specific visitor information for other Glacier National Park locations, please see official websites (www.nps.gov/glac, facebook.com/GlacierNPS, twitter.com/glaciernps, and flickr.com/photos/glaciernps.) Additionally, you can view Glacier webcams at http://www.nps.gov/glac/learn/photosmultimedia/webcams.htm for current conditions.





Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginTuesday July 21st, 2015 approx. 03:45 PM
Location4.4 miles East of Logan Pass

Current Situation

Size4,850 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Mixed conifer (trees), shrubs, and grass

Significant Events

Over one inch of precipitation fell over the fire area over Labor Day weekend, with up to four inches of snow at the highest elevations of the fire. The storm was followed by several days of cool, cloudy weather. The extended forecast calls for more clouds and chances for precipitation. This should result in minimal if any fire spread.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Fire managers will continue to patrol and monitor the fire.

Projected Incident Activity

Smoke in interior pockets of unburned fuel may be observed until the fire recieves significant precipitation.

Remarks

This will be the final update unless significant events occur.

Unit Information

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Glacier National Park
National Park Service
PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936
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