Glacier Rim fire at 100 acres, 70 percent contained

Although mostly contained, the Glacier Rim fire continues to smolder in downed timber from the 2003 Robert Fire . . .

Stoked by high winds the night of July 4, the Glacier Rim Fire slopped over containment lines on its south and southwest flank, growing another 15 acres.

The fire is now at 100 acres. Cooler temperatures July 5 helped firefighters get a line around the slop area and the fire is now listed at 70 percent contained.

Forest Service Road No. 316 — the Canyon Creek Road, is closed to vehicles as firefighters are using it to reach the south end of the fire.

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