- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

ST. MARY, Mont. (AP) - Glacier National Park officials say initial evidence shows a wildfire that burned 5 square miles may have been human-caused.

Park officials did not elaborate in their statement Wednesday. They are asking for information from hikers who were in the Reynolds Creek area and campers in the nearby backcountry campground between July 14 and July 21.

That is where the fire started on July 21. It spread quickly north of Lower St. Mary Lake, leading to the closure of 18 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road.

Park officials re-opened part of that road Wednesday to allow access to the popular Logan Pass.

Two buildings have burned, including a cabin. Fire information officer Don Carpenter says park officials recently discovered another burned structure at the site of a historical homestead.


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