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Cannon Fire

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Unit Information

650 Wolfpack Way 
Kalispell, 
59901 
650 Wolfpack Way 
Kalispell, 
59901 

Incident Contacts

Spotted Bear Ranger Station
Phone: 406-758-5376
Hours: 7 days/week, 0800-1630

The Cannon Fire was detected on August 7th, 2022. It is primarily burning in the Cannon Creek drainage, located in the Bob Marshall Wilderness on the Spotted Bear Ranger District. The fire is burning on the south facing side of the slope and has spotted over the ridge into the sub drainage that separates Cannon and Gorge Creeks. As of 9/5/2022 the fire activity has picked up since the last rain event, particularly on the western flank of the fire in the bowls under Swan Peak. As of 9/8/2022, the fire crossed Cannon Creek on the south side of the fire and is burning into the 2001 Cannon Fire burn scar. As of As of 10/04/2022, no significant observable growth has been detected.

The Spotted Bear Ranger District will continue to monitor fire activity, with reconnaissance flights as resources allow. Potential threats to values will continually be assessed. A point protection strategy and checking actions, where safe and effective, will be implemented as needed. There is a significant fire history in the surrounding area that will affect fire spread.

An official area closure is in effect as of 08/19/2022. The closure and an accompanying map are posted on Inciweb.

In addition to the Cannon Fire, the Highrock Fire was detected on August 13th. The fire was burning on the south facing slope near the top of the ridge that divides Highrock Creek from Little Salmon Creek.

As of 10/04/2022, no additional updates will be made regarding the Cannon or Highrock Fire unless additional activity is observed.

Basic Information
Current as of Tue, 11/08/2022 - 11:56
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning/Natural
Date of Origin
Location 15 miles NE of Condon
Incident Commander USDA Forest Service
Coordinates 47° 42' 57'' Latitude
-113° 33'
37
'' Longitude
Current Situation
Total Personnel: 3
Size 2,025 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 0%
Estimated Containment Date 2022-10-31 00:00:00
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory)