A glance at major wildfires burning in the West

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A glance at major wildfires burning in the West
In this photo taken Tuesday, July 21, 2015, smoke from the the Reynolds Creek wildefire rises above the landscape at St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park, Mont. The fast-moving wildfire torched a car and forced tourists to abandon their vehicles on the Montana park's most popular roadway while officials evacuated hotels, campgrounds and homes. The National Weather Service warned that wind gusts combined with low humidity in the park and the rest of northwestern Montana had created extreme conditions for wildfires Wednesday afternoon. (Erin Conwell via AP)
In this photo taken Tuesday, July 21, 2015, smoke from the the Reynolds Creek wildefire rises above the landscape at St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park, Mont. The fast-moving wildfire torched a car and forced tourists to abandon their vehicles on the Montana park's most popular roadway while officials evacuated hotels, campgrounds and homes. The National Weather Service warned that wind gusts combined with low humidity in the park and the rest of northwestern Montana had created extreme conditions for wildfires Wednesday afternoon. (Erin Conwell via AP)
In this photo taken, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, smoke from the Reynolds Creek fire rises above the landscape at St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park, Mont. State Rep. Jenny Eck, who was hosting a delegation from Australia on a tour of the park, took this photo of the fast-moving wildfire. The flames torched a car and a historic cabin and forced tourists to abandon their vehicles on the park's most popular roadway while officials evacuated hotels, campgrounds and homes. (Jenny Eck via AP)
A tree flares up along the southwestern edge of the Blue Creek fire in the Blue Mountains near Walla Walla, Wash., on Monday, July 20, 2015. Several wildfires lit up Washington state on Tuesday, closing freeways, including a major east-west artery, destroying at least one home and threatening dozens of others. (Greg Lehman/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin via AP).
A firefighting helicopter leaves to dip water from Bennington Lake east of Walla Walla, Wash., Tuesday afternoon, July 21, 2015. Walla Walla County Commissioners have declared a state of emergency due to a wildfire that's destroyed one home and was threatening dozens of others. (Greg Lehman/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin via AP)
A firefighting helicopter arrives to dip water from Bennington Lake east of Walla Walla, Wash., Tuesday afternoon, July 21, 2015. Walla Walla County Commissioners have declared a state of emergency due to a wildfire that's destroyed one home and was threatening dozens of others. (Greg Lehman/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin via AP)
Members of the Grayback Forestry firefighting unit become part of the tent city at Walla Walla Community College in Walla Walla, Wash.,  Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Hundreds of fire fighters are now part of the Blue Creek Fire operation in the Blue Mountains of eastern Washington. (Greg Lehman/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin via AP)
In this photo taken, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, smoke from the Reynolds Creek fire rises above the landscape at St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park, Mont. State Rep. Jenny Eck, who was hosting a delegation from Australia on a tour of the park, took this photo of the fast-moving wildfire. The flames torched a car and a historic cabin and forced tourists to abandon their vehicles on the park's most popular roadway while officials evacuated hotels, campgrounds and homes. (Jenny Eck via AP)
In this photo taken, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, smoke from the Reynolds Creek fire rises above the landscape at St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park, Mont. State Rep. Jenny Eck, who was hosting a delegation from Australia on a tour of the park, took this photo of the fast-moving wildfire. The flames torched a car and a historic cabin and forced tourists to abandon their vehicles on the park's most popular roadway while officials evacuated hotels, campgrounds and homes. (Jenny Eck via AP)

A helicopter flies by as a flame flares up along the western edge of the Blue Creek fire in the Blue Mountains near Walla Walla, Wash., on Monday, July 20, 2015. Several wildfires lit up Washington state on Tuesday, closing freeways, including a major east-west artery, destroying at least one home and threatening dozens of others. (Greg Lehman/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin via AP).

A firefighting helicopter, one of eight, dips water from Bennington Lake east of Walla Walla, Wash., Tuesday afternoon, July 21, 2015. Walla Walla County Commissioners have declared a state of emergency due to a wildfire that's destroyed one home and was threatening dozens of others. (Greg Lehman/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin via AP)
In this photo taken, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, smoke from the Reynolds Creek fire rises above the landscape at St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park, Mont. State Rep. Jenny Eck, who was hosting a delegation from Australia on a tour of the park, took this photo of the fast-moving wildfire. The flames torched a car and a historic cabin and forced tourists to abandon their vehicles on the park's most popular roadway while officials evacuated hotels, campgrounds and homes. (Jenny Eck via AP)
In this photo taken Tuesday, July 21, 2015, smoke from the the Reynolds Creek wildefire rises above the landscape at St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park, Mont. The fast-moving wildfire torched a car and forced tourists to abandon their vehicles on the Montana park's most popular roadway while officials evacuated hotels, campgrounds and homes. The National Weather Service warned that wind gusts combined with low humidity in the park and the rest of northwestern Montana had created extreme conditions for wildfires Wednesday afternoon. (Erin Conwell via AP)

The Blue Creek fire in the Blue Mountains glows in this view south of Walla Walla, Wash., Monday, July 20, 2015. Several wildfires lit up Washington state on Tuesday, closing freeways, including a major east-west artery, destroying at least one home and threatening dozens of others. (Greg Lehman/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin via AP) 

A helicopter dips down into a valley to dip for water during the Blue Creek fire in the Blue Mountainsnear inWalla Walla, Wash., on Monday, July 20, 2015. Several wildfires lit up Washington state on Tuesday, closing freeways, including a major east-west artery, destroying at least one home and threatening dozens of others. (Greg Lehman/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin via AP).

A tree flares up along the western edge of the Blue Creek fire in the Blue Mountains near Walla Walla, Wash., on Monday, July 20, 2015. Several wildfires lit up Washington state on Tuesday, closing freeways, including a major east-west artery, destroying at least one home and threatening dozens of others. (Greg Lehman/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin via AP)
This Monday, July 20, 2015 photo provided by the Washington State Patrol, a brush fire burns in central Washington near the town of George. Several wildfires lit up Washington state on Tuesday, closing freeways, destroying at least one home and threatening dozens of others. (Darren Wright/Washington State Patrol via AP)
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Heat, wind and low humidity have made for dangerous fire conditions Wednesday in the Rocky Mountains and the Northwest. Here is an update on the largest wildfires:

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REYNOLDS CREEK FIRE, Glacier National Park, Montana

Park officials evacuated a hotel and two campgrounds and closed down a popular roadway as the blaze spread quickly across the main visitor corridor during prime tourist season.

Glacier County authorities ordered additional evacuations as a precaution for homes near the small community of St. Mary at the park's eastern boundary.

The fire torched one car after visitors left their vehicles along the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road to be shuttled to safety. The fire spread quickly after igniting Tuesday and had burned more than 3 square miles as of Wednesday afternoon.

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CABIN GULCH FIRE, 15 miles from Townsend, Montana

A fire burning in the Helena National Forest in central Montana has led to the evacuation of several homes in the rural area. The fire has burned more than 4 square miles as of Wednesday morning and has closed two campgrounds and a day-use area.

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BLUE CREEK FIRE, 9 miles from Walla Walla, Washington

About 600 firefighters on the ground and in the air are attacking the fire that has burned one home and nearly 6 square miles.

The blaze is not contained and officials are concerned about extremely hot and dry conditions as it burns grass, shrubs and timber.

Authorities have ruled out lightning as the cause and say it was likely started by people on Monday.

Raw: Fire Forces Evacuations In MT National Park
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