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Glacier Wildfire Being Fought From the Air

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WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - Firefighters are continuing an aerial attack on a wildfire burning in rugged terrain in the south-central part of Glacier National Park.

The fire had blown up to nearly 18 square miles by Tuesday evening after first being reported Sunday.

Park spokeswoman Katie Liming says the fire is burning in heavy timber. Crews planned to fly over the area Wednesday evening.

Liming says fire crews have structure protection on the Lower Nyack cabin, but it wasn't safe for firefighters to get to the Upper Nyack cabin. Several trails and campgrounds are closed in the area.

A separate wildfire burning west of the St. Mary Visitor Center has remained at under 7 square miles and 67 percent contained.

Park officials re-opened the Going-to-the-Sun Road to night and bicycle travel on Wednesday.

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