Evacuation orders remain in place for Boulder Fire

  • Source: Lake County Leader
  • Published: 08/03/2021 01:04 AM

Evacuation orders remained in place Monday for residents displaced by a wildfire burning on the Mission Mountains along the east shore of Flathead Lake. The Boulder 2700 Fire grew to an estimated 1,134 acres Monday, with 0% containment. Residents on the lake shore east of Polson were ordered to evacuate early Sunday morning as the wildfire crossed Montana 35 and burned as many as 20 structures between mile markers 9 and 10. The fire is believed to be human-caused and is under investigation. The evacuation order affects all of Finley Point and the Skidoo Lane area, and homes on Montana 35 from mile marker 6 to marker 13. The highway is closed in both directions from the junction with U.S. 93 in Polson to Blue Bay at mile marker 15.


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