This weekends cooler temperatures have not slowed the progression of flames at the Waterton National Park in B.C. and Boundary Creek Valley in Glacier National Park U.S.A.

Parks Canada estimates, that as of August 26, wildfires in the area now span 770 hectares, and now classifies the fire as "out of control."

On August 25, southwestern wind impeded helicopter crews from using aerial water drops to douse the flames, as two helicopter teams, an initial attack team and local workers continue to battle, to control it from spreading.

Parks Canada hopes tonight's expected precipitation will impede the wildfire from spreading, but they do not expect it will be enough to douse the currently blazing flames.

The fire remains 7 kilometres away from the Waterton townside, and the Waterton National Park, remains closed to the public.


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