Weather aids Reynolds Fire efforts; containment expands; evacuation levels downgraded

Smoke columns over St. Mary Lake, July 26, 2015
Smoke columns over St. Mary Lake, July 26, 2015

Another day of steady progress against the Reynolds Creek Fire in Glacier National Park . . .

Evacuation levels in Glacier National Park are being downgraded as the weather improves and fire crews corral sections of the Reynolds Creek Fire.

Officials with the incident did not report any new growth of the fire on Sunday morning. The blaze, which is burning along the north shore of St. Mary Lake in rocky, rugged terrain, remains listed at 3,158 acres. It is 20 percent contained.

Recent rains have subdued the fire, but it still possesses potential for activity if drier weather conditions return, according to fire officials. Forecasters have said a cold, wet weather system would hit the region Sunday and Monday with possible snow in the higher elevations of Glacier Park.

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