Canada: Wildfire in Waterton Lakes NP threatens namesake townsite; visitor center burns down

The townsite of Waterton, including the iconic Prince of Wales Hotel, is under threat from a raging wildfire and crews are working “tirelessly” to defend against flames and embers, according to fire officials.

A fleet of heavy aircraft, including so-called water bombers and air tankers, have been unleashed to try and slow the Kenow Fire, which ballooned on Monday and nearly doubled in size, from 29,000 acres to more than 50,000 just north of Glacier National Park across the U.S.-Canada border.

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