Glacier also has a fire in upper North Fork; a host of trails in Glacier are now closed

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The Adair Fire burns in Glacier National Park Monday evening.

A fire burning primarily in Canada has slipped into Glacier National Park and has burned about 80 acres in the upper North Fork east of the North Fork of the Flathead River.

The Elder Creek Fire has burned about 1,800 acres in Canada and is actively being fought.

The Adair Peak Fire is also burning in the North Fork near Logging Lake. Itís about 1,300 acres and in an old burn, so itís not expected to grow much. Prevailing southwest winds should blow the fire back onto itself, fire managers are saying.

Flathead County has restricted access to local traffic only on the North Fork Road north of Trail Creek.

Glacier Park has put fire wraps and other protection in place at the remote Kishenehn Ranger Station.

The trail to the ranger station is closed as well.

In fact, a whole host of trails are currently closed in the Park due to fire or bear danger. They include (trail, reason for closure):

Mackinaw Bay Trail - bear

North Boundary Trail, north of Goat Haunt - fire danger

Sperry Trail, from trailhead to Gunsight Pass, includes Snyder Lake and Mt. Brown trails - fire danger

Snyder Ridge Trail- fire danger

Lincoln Lake trail- fire danger

Avalanche Trail - fire danger

The Trail of the Cedars - fire danger

Upper McDonald Creek Trail - fire danger

Johnís Lake Trail - fire danger

Gunsight Trail from the backcountry campground to Gunsight pass (campground is still open) - fire danger

Jackson Glacier Spur Trail from Gunsight Lake campground to Jackson Glacier - fire danger

Harrison Lake Trail - fire danger

Logging Lake Trail - fire danger

Loop Trail, from the Loop to Granite Park Chalet - fire danger

Hidden Meadow Trail - fire danger

Quartz Creek Trail, from Inside North Fork Road to Lower Quartz Lake - fire danger

Flattop Trail, from Packerís Roost to Fifty Mountain - fire danger

Dutch Creek Trail - fire danger

Trout Lake Trail, from both the North McDonald Creek Road and the Inside North Fork Road to Camas

Lake - fire danger

Howe Lake and Howe Ridge Trails - fire danger

Lake McDonald Trail, from Upper McDonald Creek Road to McDonald Lake campground - fire danger

Floral Park Traverse, from Hidden Lake to Comeau Pass - fire danger

Kishenehn Trail, Kishenehn Creek Trail and Starvation Ridge Trail - fire danger

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