The Reynolds Creek Fire in Glacier National Park now has an official Incident Information System (InciWeb) web page at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4405/. This a sort of online bulletin board for fire information, including reports, photos and maps. It is usually updated at least twice a day.
Here is the text of the current incident overview . . .
The Reynolds Creek fire was reported at approximately 3:45p.m. on Tuesday, July, 21, and is located near Grizzly Point, approximately six miles east of Logan Pass. Current fire management priorities are firefighter and public safety, protection of property and values at risk, and containment of the fire. A Type 1 Incident Management Team is enroute.
Fire conditions have prompted precautionary evacuations of the St. Mary area within Glacier National Park. The evacuations include the St. Mary Visitor Center and National Park Service administrative area. The St. Mary Campground, Rising Sun Campground, and the Rising Sun Motor Inn were previously evacuated. Evacuations for areas adjacent to the park boundary were ordered by Glacier County Sheriff and Blackfeet Emergency Services.
The wind-driven fire is moving quickly in dry, heavy timber and extreme fire behavior is reported. The fire is approximately 2,000 acres.
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag warning from 3:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. today for Glacier National Park. This warning means that critical fire weather conditions are anticipated, including strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures, factors contributing to the rapid fire growth.