- Associated Press - Monday, August 10, 2015

ST. MARY, Mont. (AP) - A fire that started nearly three weeks ago near St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park has burned 6.7 square miles and remains 67 percent contained.

Meanwhile, a fire that started Sunday about 10 miles east of Lake McDonald had burned about 150 acres in the Thompson Creek drainage. The Thompson Fire is burning about eight miles south of U.S. Highway 2 and led to the closure of several backcountry trails and campgrounds. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Crews on the Reynolds Creek Fire near St. Mary reported some single-tree torching on Sunday. Scattered showers, thunderstorms and potential winds of up to 40 mph Monday were expected to cause increased fire activity in unburned areas within the fire’s perimeter.

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