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Evacuation warning lifted at Glacier National Park

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GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - The pre-evacuation warning that had been in place for the Apgar area in Glacier National Park due to the Sprague fire has been lifted.

However, the evacuation order remains in effect between the foot of Lake McDonald and Logan Pass.

Recent favorable weather and moderated fire behavior contributed to the recommendation, according to Park officials who add that the evacuation warning has also been lifted for the portion of West Glacier that was previously under the warning.

In a separate action, Flathead County also lifted the evacuation warning for Moose City, near the Elder Creek fire that is burning in Canada and along Glacier National Park's northern border.

Overnight backcountry permit issuance has resumed for park areas south of the Going-to-the-Sun Road for trails and backcountry campsites not under a fire closure.

Fires are burning in several areas of the park and other blazes are burning adjacent to the park including the Kenow Fire in Canada. These fires have caused additional trail closures that change frequently.

Visitors planning trips to the park should check the park website for updated trail status and other park updates.

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