Sep 03 2012
Glacier Park is dealing with a wildfire in the vicinity of Avalanche Lake . . .
Firefighters spent Sunday working to suppress the 25-acre Avalanche Wildland Fire burning on Mount Brown in Glacier National Park.
Reported to authorities Saturday afternoon, the wildfire is located near Avalanche Lake and the popular Avalanche Lake Trail will remain closed from the campground to the lake until further notice.No other trails have been closed because of the fire, park officials said.
Two U.S. Forest Service helicopters and a contract helicopter are being used to drop water on the fire and for aerial observation.
Twenty six firefighters and eight smoke jumpers also are working to suppress the fire. They are from Glacier National Park, Flathead National Forest and Kootenai National Forest.