Gateway Gazette

Waterton Lake Fire Update

 

What’s Happening?

Waterton Lake Fire fighterGood progress is being made to contain the perimeter of the fire.  Five crews and two helicopters are actioning the fire today.

Parks Canada continues to work with the US National Park Service to manage a forest fire near Goat Haunt Montana, Glacier National Park.  The fire remains approximately 10 hectares (25 acres) in size.

Background:

Parks Canada crews responded to a report of a forest fire from US National Park staff at Goat Haunt, Glacier National Park. A helicopter, which was on standby in Waterton Lakes National Park, was immediately deployed to bucket the fire. The fire initially spread south and is approximately 100 m wide.

The fire is on the slopes of Campbell Mountain, on the west side of Upper Waterton Lake.

Restrictions and Closures

Fire fighter and lightning struck tree.WL fireWaterton Lakes National Park:(see Important Bulletins at
www.parkscanada.gc.ca)

  • Lakeshore trail from the junction with Bertha Lake trail to Boundary Bay, and Boundary Creek trail from Summit Lake to Boundary Bay  Pass Creek Day Use Area (see map below)
  • Pass Creek Day Use Area

Glacier National Park: (http://home.nps.gov/applications/glac/infobull/closures.cfm.)

Trail Closures

  •  Boulder Pass Trail from Francis Lake Campground to Goat Haunt
  •  Boundary Trail from Goat Haunt to the International boundary
  •  Waterton Valley Trail from Stony Indian Junction to Goat Haunt

Back Country Campground Closures

  •  Goat Haunt Shelter
  •  Waterton River Campground, Kootenai Lakes Campground, Janet Lake Campground, Lake Francis Campground

*Waterton Shoreline Cruise boat is still running from Waterton to Goat
Haunt with no back country access

Waterton-Glacier fire map

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