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Video shows father, son 'drove through hell' to escape Glacier Park fire

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Photo: YouTube Justin Bilton Photo: YouTube Justin Bilton
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK -

A video making the rounds online shows just how quickly the Howe Ridge Fire moved through Glacier National Park.  

Justin Bilton posted the video on YouTube and Facebook earlier this week. On YouTube he titled the video "That time we drove through hell in Glacier National Park (Howe Ridge)."

His caption on the YouTube video, included below, explains the experience he and his father had in the park. 

My 70 year old dad and I were stuck at a trailhead at the end of a dead-end road near Lake Macdonald in West Glacier, MT. The wildifre was between us and the only way out. After we reached the downed, burning tree seen at the end of the video, I had to reverse all the way back to the trailhead, where we were lucky to flag down a boat. We were rescued by two park employees and taken to safety. The car burned in the fire.

The Howe Ridge Fire started after a lightning storm swept through the park Saturday, August 11. It is now estimated to be just over 4,100 acres in size. Evacuation orders and road closures are still in place. Fire information can be found on InciWeb.

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