Inciweb: Incident Information System

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Facebook: CSKT Division of Fire

Information Phone: 406-676-2550 ext. 6407

Location: Eight miles east of Polson, MT           Estimated Size:  2,230 acres                 Containment: 90 percent

Incident Command: Type 3 Organization, Clint Davis, Incident Commander (IC); Chris McCrea, Type 3 IC Trainee

Evacuation Status and Closures: Boulder 2700 Road

Highway 35 has a speed limit of 35 mph from mile markers 6 to 13 for public and firefighter safety.

Key Message: Drivers need to be aware of existing hazards in the fire area including rolling rocks and debris, firefighter engines and crew vehicles, and utility vehicles. DO NOT STOP in the fire area due to all these hazards.

 

Current Status: The fire was active all weekend with the wind and higher temperatures.  Most of the activity was interior.  Last evening the fire grew upslope on the east flank.

Planned Actions: Today, firefighters and equipment will monitor the fires growth at the contingency lines that are in place along the top of the fire.  Five Single Engine Air Tankers are dropping retardant along those contingency lines.  The S.E.A.T.’s will load and return most of the day.

Weather: Sunny.  Max Temp- 75-81 Wind- West, 11-20 mph.  Gusts to 28 mph.

 

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, and Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.