Harris Mountain (Wildfire)

Evening Update – 7.29.2021, 8:00 PM Incident Overview The Harris Mountain Fire started on July 23rd approximately 10 miles southeast of Cascade. The lightning caused fire grew quickly, burning over 3,000 acres within the first burn period. Northern Rockies Team 7, a Type II Incident Management Team, assumed command of the fire from the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) at 6:00 AM on July 26th. The fire is located in difficult and rugged terrain with fuels and topography driving fire activity. Location, along with limited resources creates challenges for immediate suppression. Multiple crews, engines, dozers, water tenders and air resources are assigned to the fire and providing point protection near structures.The Cascade County Sheriff’s Office issued evacuation orders and notices for approximately 60 residences. Residents are asked to avoid the area as much as possible to allow fire response efforts to travel unheeded into the

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