Glacier Rim Fire grows slightly; fire crews making good progress

The Glacier Rim Fire showed little growth yesterday, with good progress being made on containment . . .

The Glacier Rim fire put up some impressive flares, but only grew by five acres Tuesday.

The human-caused fire 11.5 miles north of Columbia Falls has burned about 85 acres between the North Fork Road and the North Fork of the Flathead River along Glacier National Park’s western boundary.

A crew of 115 firefighters has got it about 30 percent contained.

Fire spokeswoman Sonja Hartmann said as the blaze worked through forests already torched in the 2003 Roberts fire, it occasionally hit piles of toppled trees and sent up impressive flames.

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