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National Park Service releases Howe Ridge Fire video

The NPS says the goal of the video is to learn from -- and raise awareness about -- the fire
Posted at 6:25 PM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 20:44:52-04

Fire officials continue to learn from the past as the National Park Service (NPS) has released footage documenting the first 36 hours of the Howe Ride Fire that took place last year in Glacier National Park.

The NPS said the goal of the video is to learn from -- and raise awareness about -- the fire that destroyed several cabins and historic structures, including at Kelly's Camp.

The fire started by lightning, and with dry conditions, by the afternoon had burned approximately 20 acres. In total, the fire burned more than 14,000 acres and cost $13 million to fight.

Fire officials said that every year they study the behavior and patterns of fire so they can learn how to better respond to current fire behavior.