@glaciernps is tallying the losses from the Howe Ridge fire at Lake McDonald. Kelly’s Camp, first homesteaded in 1894, was hit especially hard, with approximately seven private residences, another cabin, the main camp house and various outbuildings destroyed, according to the park. At the Wheeler camp, once owned by U.S. Sen. Burton K. Wheeler, survived, "after valiant firefighting efforts that saved it after it caught fire,” but the National Park Service believes that three outbuildings and the Wheeler boat house were lost.
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