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Boulder 2700 Fire

  • The Boulder 2700 Fire burning more than 1,000 acres east of Flathead Lake near Polson has burned 8 primary structures and 17 secondary structures as of this afternoon, according to incident officials. Evacuation orders issued July 31 for residents along Highway 35 from mile marker 6 to 13 on the east side of Flathead Lake, including all of Finley Point, remain in effect.
  • A mandatory evacuation order is in effect in the Finley Point area east of Polson due to the Boulder 2700 Fire. The fire has jumped Highway 35, which was closed to southbound traffic at Blue Bay around 2 a.m. As of 4 a.m. Sunday the mandatory evacuation orders include the Skidoo Lane and Finley Point areas, and from mile marker 6 through mile marker 12 on Highway 35. People south of mile marker 6 should be prepared to evacuate.
  • The Broadwater County Sheriff issued a mandatory evacuation Friday night near the Woods Creek Fire for east of Highway 284, everything from Gravely Lane south through Dry Gulch. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire says an evacuation order has been issued to homes below a fire near Highway 35, about eight miles east of Polson.