Lolo National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
24 Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT 59804
Missoula Ranger District
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 to 4:30
The Cinnabar Fire is a lightning-caused fire burning within the Welcome Creek Wilderness on the Missoula Ranger District on the Lolo National Forest in Granite County.
The fire is approximately 10 air miles east of Stevensville, MT and 15 miles south of I-90 in the Rock Creek drainage.
An emergency closure is in place for the Welcome Creek Wilderness on the Missoula Ranger District, as well as roads and trails adjacent to the area on the Missoula Ranger District and Stevensville Ranger District on the Bitterroot National Forest. Please visit the closure tab for detailed information.
Rock Creek, Missoula Ranger District (Granite/Missoula Counties): The Rock Creek Road #102 corridor and recreation access remains open. The Welcome Creek bridge remains open for fishing access only, below the high-water mark on the west bank of Rock Creek. All fishing access sites and campgrounds in Rock Creek remain open.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday August 19th, 2020 approx. 04:24 PM|
|Location||Welcome Creek Wilderness on the Missoula Ranger District, Lolo National Forest, in Granite County.|
|Incident Commander||Incident Commander Jacob Fallis|
|Coordinates||46.591 latitude, -113.799 longitude|
Timber and brush
Personnel will remain on scene patrolling intermittently throughout the coming weeks to remove equipment and begin the process of light suppression repair.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Creeping and smoldering with minimal growth.
Gusty winds and rain will return this afternoon. The mountains across northwest Montana as well as the Bitterroot Mountains will feel the brunt of the moisture with up to an inch of rain expected. High pressure builds by Monday to bring fog, frost and near freezing temperatures to start. A gradual warming and drying trend are anticipated next week as a large ridge builds over the Pacific Northwest.