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Dean Creek Fire

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Unit Information

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

Incident Contacts

Spotted Bear Ranger Station
Phone: 4067585376
Hours: 7 days/week, 0800 - 1630

The Dean Creek Fire was detected on August 14th. It is burning in the Dean Creek drainage, located in the Bob Marshall Wilderness on the Spotted Bear Ranger District. The fire is burning on the lower third of the southeasterly facing slope approximately three miles up drainage from the junction with Spotted Bear River. The fire is currently most active on the southwest corner of the fire. As of 10/04/2022, no significant observable growth has been detected.

The Spotted Bear Ranger District Wildland Fire Module (WFM) was inserted into the Pentagon Cabin Administrative site to conduct structure protection operations. As of the afternoon of 08/17/2022, the module completed wrapping the cabin and outlying buildings and installed hose lay and sprinklers which can be controlled by a remote-start pump.

Due to high spread potential, a closure for the Dean Creek drainage is effective as of 08/19/2022. The official closure order and accompanying map has been posted. As of 10/04/2022, no additional updates will be made regarding the Dean Creek Fire unless significant new activity is observed.

Basic Information
Current as of Tue, 11/08/2022 - 12:00
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning/Natural
Date of Origin
Location 30 miles east of Swan Lake
Incident Commander USDA Forest Service
Coordinates 47° 56' 23'' Latitude
-113° 12'
59
'' Longitude
Current Situation
Total Personnel: 7
Size 521 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 0%