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Cinnabar Fire

Unit Information

Lolo National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
24 Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT 59804

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Incident Contact

Missoula Ranger District
Phone: 406-329-3814
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 to 4:30

Highlighted Activity

10/16/2020 The closure for the Cinnabar Fire area has been lifted
The closure for the Cinnabar Fire area has been lifted. Hunters and others entering recently burned areas should exercise caution and understand that fire can create forest hazards. Fire-weakened...
News - 10/16/2020
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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. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday August 19th, 2020 approx. 04:24 PM
LocationWelcome Creek Wilderness on the Missoula Ranger District, Lolo National Forest, in Granite County.
Incident CommanderIncident Commander Jacob Fallis
Coordinates46.591 latitude, -113.799 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel30
Size2,948 Acres
Fuels Involved

Timber and brush

Significant Events


Planned Actions

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.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Clear, calm conditions will persist through the rest of the week under a large ridge of high pressure. Winds will be primarily terrain- driven.