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Boulder 2700 Fire grows to 1,800 acres near Polson

The Boulder 2700 fire east of Polson has burned 1,844 acres as of Thursday, and some evacuations remain in effect along Montana Highway 35.

The fire has destroyed eight primary structures and damaged 15 secondary structures. There are 257 personnel assigned to the fire; the cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Governor Greg Gianforte received an update on firefighting efforts on Thursday, visiting the fire camp in Ronan and the Red Cross shelter in Polson.

Leaders of the Type 2 Fire Team that assumed command earlier this week told Gianforte there's still a lot of work to be done before they can say they have any containment on the fire.

Brett Pargman, the Operations Section Chief with the Northern Rockies Incident Management Team, explained how fire crews are working to get ahead of the fire on both the southern and northern flanks. Part of that strategy is to use the Boulder Creek drainage to try and contain the fire.

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Re-entry permits are being issued for residents of Finley Point to Mahood Lane at both the checkpoint at mile marker 2 on Highway 35 and at the Linderman School in Polson. Lake County deputies will provide a tag that will allow residents to return home. People are asked to bring proof of residence such as a driver’s license. Residents who return home are being advised to be ready to leave at any time.

Lake County Sheriff Don Bell reported Thursday morning that 450 of the 500 residents evacuated over the weekend due to the fire have been able to return home.

Highway 35 remains closed in both directions from the intersection with US Highway 93 in Polson to the Blue Bay area at mile marker 15.

The fire was active on the southeast side on Wednesday, moving upslope along the ridge. The eastern side of the fire was also actively burning upslope. Fire managers say most of the visible smoke was coming from the eastern side of the fire.

Sours: https://www.krtv.com/news/fire-watch/boulder-2700-fire-grows-to-1-800-acres-near-polson
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Boulder 2700 fire continues to burn near Polson

Issue Date: 8/18/2021
Last Updated: 8/17/2021 4:57:51 PM | By Beau Biggs for the Valley Journal

FINLEY POINT — The Boulder 2700 fire is on its third week of burning and estimated to have reached 2,072 acres at 46 percent containment by Monday, Aug. 16, with 31 structures lost.

Northern Rockies Incident Management Team division group supervisor Tyson Atkinson said there is still a “long way” to go before this fire is “no longer a problem.”

After being closed, U.S. Highway 35 was opened back up last week with speed limits kept to 35 mph from mile markers six to 13 to maintain public and firefighter safety as crews worked the blaze that started on July 31 in the wilderness area located eight miles east of Polson. 

Areas from south of Mahood Lane and Ski Doo Creek, including Finley Point, are in the “ready stage” for evacuation in case the fire picks up again. Residents in the areas from mile marker seven to 13.5 should also be prepared to evacuate. 

“Drivers on Highway 35 need to be aware of existing hazards in the fire area, including rolling rocks and debris, smoke, firefighter engines and crew vehicles, aircraft, and utility vehicles,” the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire shared. 

Officials continued to say smoldering pockets of heat were occurring in the area. “Crews are digging handline to connect to existing dozer lines and roads, mopping up and patrolling the fire area. Smokejumpers worked the southeastern edge, patrolling and mopping up on the steep terrain with thick, blowdown vegetation.” 

Plans were made to continue to add additional smokejumpers to the area to secure the line around the eastern end and tie into other existing lines. “Firefighters will progress with extinguishing hot spots within the fire’s perimeter, along with mop-up and patrol to achieve solid containment lines,” officials state. “In the event of fire spread, or another wildfire, crews will be able to use the lines as multiple lines of defense to protect lives, property and infrastructure on the east shore.”

The Northern Rockies Incident Management Team is coordinating fire suppression with the primary cooperating agencies working the fire now including CSKT, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the Lake County Office of Emergency Management, the Finley Point/Yellow Bay Fire Department and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell has said that the cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

Atkinson said: “The steep rocky terrain made it extremely difficult to get to the fire in some locations,” although crews were able to bring the containment line to almost 50 percent. 

Atkinson added that a large increase in elevation with 3,300 vertical feet made it difficult for firefighters to get to some locations. The fire was burning from Flathead Lake to the top of a mountain. Fuels in the area, Atkinson said, are “incredibly dry” and hot spots can pick up and start burning all over again, so crews are continuing to work the scene and stay alert for changes. 

 

 

 

 

Sours: http://www.valleyjournal.net/Article/25289/Boulder-2700-fire-continues-to-burn-near-Polson

Boulder 2700 Fire

Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7754/

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CSKT.Division.of.Fire

Information Phone: (406) 530-5107 

Boulder 2700 Wildfire Update
Sunday, August 8, 2021

Location: 8 miles east of Polson, MT       Estimated Size:  2,066 acres  Containment: 16% 

Incident Command: Type 2 Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 4, Rick Connell, Incident Commander  

Evacuations and Closures: As of 10 p.m. last night, the mile marker 2 checkpoint is removed. Residents from mile marker 6 to mile marker 9 may obtain a permit for re-entry from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at the Finley Point check point. East Shore residents between mile marker 6 and 9 remain in stage 2 (“SET”) evacuation status. Residents should be prepared to evacuate in the event fire activity increases. The speed limit is lowered to 35 mph within the area past mile marker 2 to protect firefighters, utility company employees and the public. All homes from mile marker 9 to mile marker 13.5 remain in stage 3 (“GO”) evacuated status due to hazards and fire activity in the area. Highway 35 is closed to through traffic in both directions from Polson at the Highway 93/35 junction to Blue Bay mile marker 15. 

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Current Status: Higher winds yesterday sustained fire activity on south and west facing slopes, but increased humidity and partial cloud cover kept overall fire activity minimal. Active areas of the fire are burning mainly in timber litter and timber understory. These fuels are drier than average leading to a high resistance to control. The east and northeast flanks continue to hold heat in heavy fuels and spread slowly upslope, where steep terrain and thick blowdown make access difficult for firefighters. Type 1 helicopters dropped water on these areas to slow the spread. Two IRAWS (Incident Remote Automatic Weather Systems) were set up to measure weather data at the incident, which will be used to predict fire behavior and inform fire suppression tactics. As of 8:00 a.m. this morning, one IRAWS located on the southern end of the fire received almost ½ inch of rain, while the other on the eastern flank received .8 inches. 

Planned Actions: Crews will patrol during periods of rain and then will continue to mop up hot spots and assess structures while aviation assets keep the fire in check and limit spread. Working off north-south roads, firefighters will continue their prep work on primary and secondary contingency lines from Blue Bay to Finley Point. If the fire turns from either flank and moves downslope, contingency lines provide firefighters the opportunity to burn off these lines to prevent fire spread towards to the lake. 

Incoming rain will be beneficial for the fire but could create debris flows in high severity burned areas. Today’s forecast calls for a high of 65 with 70 percent relative humidity. Winds will be out of the west at 5-15 mph. Morning rain and possible afternoon thunderstorms are expected to bring more than ½  inch of rain, helping to moderate fire behavior. 

Temporary Boating Restriction (TBR): There is a TBR in place on Flathead Lake. No boats are allowed from Boulder Creek on the north to Station Creek on the south and one-half mile out from the shoreline. This restriction is in place to support the fire closure area as well as to provide a safe area on the lake for aircraft to pick up water. 

Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR): There is a TFR in place for air space over the Boulder 2700 Fire (FDC 1-0786) to reduce impacts to fire aviation operations. Temporary flight restrictions also apply to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones. Drones are subject to the TFR. If you fly, we can’t! 

Primary and Cooperating Agencies: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Lake County Office of Emergency Management, Finley Point/Yellow Bay Fire Department, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, U.S. Forest Service 

Sours: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/7754/63094/

Polson mt near fire

Boulder 2700 fire grows to 1,800 acres near Polson

POLSON — The Boulder 2700 fire east of Polson has burned 1,844 acres and evacuations remain in effect along Montana Highway 35.

Gov. Greg Gianforte received an update on the efforts to battle the blaze on Thursday morning and also visited the Red Cross shelter in Polson.

While some residents in the Finley Point area have been allowed back home, all homes north of Mahood Lane to mile marker 13 on Highway 35 remain evacuated at this time.

Reentry permits are being issued for residents of Finley Point to Mahood Lane at both the checkpoint at mile marker 2 on Highway 35 and at the Linderman School in Polson.

Lake County deputies will provide a tag that will allow residents to return home. People are asked to bring proof of residence such as a driver’s license. Residents who return home are being advised to be ready to leave at any time.

Lake County Sheriff Don Bell reported Thursday morning that 450 of the 500 residents evacuated over the weekend due to the Boulder 2700 fire have been able to return home.

Highway 35 remains closed in both directions from the intersection with US Highway 93 in Polson to the Blue Bay area at mile marker 15.

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The blaze was active on the southeast side on Wednesday, moving upslope along the ridge. The eastern side of the fire was also actively burning upslope. Fire managers say most of the visible smoke was coming from the eastern side of the fire.

There's a Montana Red Cross emergency evacuation shelter at Linderman Elementary School in Polson. Sign up for Lake County Emergency alerts here.

The cause of the Boulder 2700 home has destroyed over 20 structures remains under investigation.

There are 257 people assigned to the blaze.

Sours: https://www.ktvh.com/news/fire-watch/boulder-2700-fire-grows-to-1-800-acres-near-polson
Devastation of Boulder 2700 fire seen from Flathead Lake

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