The fast-growing Howe Ridge fire that forced evacuations at Glacier National Park on Sunday has destroyed some structures on the north end of Lake McDonald.
Park spokeswoman Lauren Alley says details are not available at this time about the number or type of structures. She also noted that a Flathead County structural fire task force provided a significant response.
The rapid growth and extreme fire behavior triggered dozens of evacuations on Sunday night. Alley says that between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. about 87 campsites, 82 rooms, at the Lake McDonald Lodge, and other visitors, employees, and residents were evacuated from the Avalanche Campground, North Lake McDonald Road, the Lake McDonald Lodge Complex, and private residences along the Going-to-the-Sun Road