SAM Magazine-Red Lodge, Mont., Aug. 7, 2008-Operations are winding down on the Cascade Wildfire, which at one time threatened Red Lodge Ski Area. The fire has burned more than10,000 acres but is now 85 percent contained. Currently, crews staffing the fire are mopping up and securing fire lines. Dozer lines along the controlled perimeter are being rehabbed and structure protection equipment has been removed. The west and southwest sides of the fire will be allowed to burn into natural containment areas under the watchful eyes of fire crews. It is expected that ski resort staff will return to the mountain and resume summer operations over the next two to three days.