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Contact: Lauren Alley, 406-888-5838
West Glacier, MT – Glacier National Park officials have expanded the evacuation order to include all businesses and private residences within the Lake McDonald Lodge complex, including the historic Lake McDonald Lodge. Visitors and employees were notified of the need to evacuate at around 9 PM. The Going-to-the-Sun Road is closed from Lake McDonald Lodge to Logan Pass. The Avalanche Creek Campground and residences along North Lake McDonald Road were notified of the need to evacuate at around 8 PM Sunday night.
The Howe Ridge Fire northwest of Lake McDonald grew significantly due to windy and very dry fire conditions.
The threatened structures are located at the north end of Lake McDonald.
Structure protection resources are on scene.
The south end of Lake McDonald including the Grist Road and Apgar Village are not under evacuation.
Visitors are asked to keep the roadways clear to allow for emergency traffic including those evacuating.
Updated information will be provided as available.
The park has established a Fire Information Line with updated recorded information: 406-888-7077.