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People skip stones from a roadside pullout on Flathead Lake along Highway 35 as a wildfire burns on Bird Island near Finley Point on Tuesday, Aug. 4. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Officials call off suppression efforts on Bird Island blaze
August 4, 2020 5 p.m.

Officials call off suppression efforts on Bird Island blaze

A wildfire flared up Tuesday on Bird Island in Flathead Lake, sending up a column of smoke visible from Kalispell and Bigfork.

PHOTOS: Wildfire flares up on small island in Flathead Lake
August 4, 2020 5 p.m.

PHOTOS: Wildfire flares up on small island in Flathead Lake

A wildfire flared up Tuesday on Bird Island in Flathead Lake, sending up a column of smoke visible from Kalispell and Bigfork.