Structure Protection Measures at Lake McDonald Lodge area on September 3, 2017. Courtesy: Inciweb

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK- Fire crews in Glacier National Park, are laying hose and sprinklers to protect structures from the Sprague Fire.

Northwest Montana and Glacier National Park remain under a Red Flag Warning for most of Labor Day.

Fire crews have completed structure protections at the Lake McDonald Lodge area. Crews were stationed in the area overnight they patrolled with engines in case the fire moved closer to the lodge.

On Monday morning firefighters moved to the Avalanche Creek Campground to begin laying hose and sprinklers.

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Late last week the fire destroyed the historic Sperry Chalet. Crews are completing mop up operations at the chalet site. The fire has not reached the Mt. Brown Lookout.

As of Monday, the fire had moved into the Walton drainage to the south. The fire has consumed more than 9,400 acres.

Evacuation orders remain in place on the park’s west side. The evacuation order is in effect from the south end of Lake McDonald north to Logan Pass. The evacuated area includes North McDonald Road. The Apgar area is not covered in the evacuations. Logan Pass is still accessible from the east side of the park.

Updates can be found on the Sprague Fire’s Inciweb page and on the Glacier National Park Facebook page.

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