Little change seen at Boundary fire burning in Glacier National Park

Posted at 10:08 AM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 12:08:17-04

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – There’s been little change for crews battling the 2,125 acre Boundary fire that’s burning in the northeast part of Glacier National Park near the Canadian border.

Fire managers report that cool and wet weather has slowed fire activity with some interior burning and moderate fire activity being seen on the east side of the blaze. However, a drying, warmer weather pattern is forecasted for the area beginning on Wednesday with the potential for winds up to 40 mph.

Fire managers are monitoring fire activity and structure protection remains in place at Goat Haunt.

All of the trails originating at Goat Haunt are closed at this time due to the Boundary fire. While boat tours operated by Waterton Shoreline Cruise Company are once again landing at Goat Haunt visitors are limited to the boat dock pavilion and restroom area.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced on Monday morning that the seasonal Port of Goat Haunt in Montana will be closed indefinitely due to the blaze.

The blaze, which was first reported on August 23rd, is burning in the Boundary Creek Valley, near the Campbell Mountain area west of Upper Waterton Lake.

Glacier National Park and most of western Montana are under Stage II Fire Restrictions.