Well, rats. High winds triggered a hefty spot fire along the southern/southwest boundary of the Glacier Rim Fire . . .
Firefighters are trying to contain a 25-acre spot fire that was caused by high winds near the Glacier Rim Fire up the North Fork. According to the U.S. Forest Service, additional resources have been ordered to help contain the slop-over near the containment lines in the south and southwest corners.
Firefighters continue to reinforce and hold already established containment lines around the perimeter of the original fire, which has burned 85 acres and is 70 percent contained. The human-caused fire, situated north of Columbia Falls off the North Fork Road, started June 27. An investigation into the cause of the incident is underway.
Canyon Creek Road has been closed to public access at the junction with the North Fork Road #486 and at the junction at Trumbull Creek Road #9848.