Winds push fire to edge of Flathead Lake, force evacuations

  • Source: Ravalli Republic
  • Published: 08/02/2021 01:01 AM

PHOTO: Heavy winds Saturday night pushed a wildfire across Highway 35 to the shore of Flathead Lake, triggering predawn evacuations Sunday of cabins along Finley Point. The Boulder 2700 Fire has burned about 1,100 acres along the lake east of Polson. The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation listed it as human-caused on Sunday. "It was 90 degrees at 4 a.m. last night," Confederated Salish and Kootenai Fire Information Officer C.T. Camel said of the field conditions. "It was burning like it was daytime." At least 15 homes and five outbuildings were burned Saturday night, but no one was injured despite the nighttime evacuation effort.


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