Tourists worried about fire nix Glacier National Park trips
Last updated 7/25/2015 at 10:05pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Hotels and campgrounds in Glacier National Park are flooded with calls from worried tourists canceling their reservations or asking whether the Montana landmark will stay open as a wildfire sweeps through a popular part of the park.
Hotel owners are trying to talk callers out of changing their plans, while Glacier officials emphasized that only a small part of the 1,718-square-mile park is closed as the flames chew though parched conifer-topped ridges on its eastern side.
The blaze has shut down nearly half of the heavily trafficked Going-to-the-Sun Road, and official...