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Dry Cabin

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contacts

Ashley Snellman
Phone: 406-439-1226
Hours: Daily 9 am - 5 pm

Seeley Lake Ranger District
Phone: 406-677-2233
Hours: M-F 8 am - 4:30 pm

Spotted Bear Ranger District
Phone: 406-758-5376
Hours: M-F 8 am - 4:30 pm

Highlighted Activity

09/22/2021 Dry Cabin Fire Update, Wednesday, September 22nd
 Quick Facts:Location: 20 miles north of Ovando, MT, in the Lolo National Forest Detected: July 11, 2021Cause: LightningLegal Description: T18N, R11W, Sec. 36 (PB51) Lat/Long: Lat. 47.278,...
News - 09/22/2021
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The Dry Cabin Fire was reported at 1:37 p.m. on July 11, 2021. It is located in the Scapegoat and Bob Marshall Wilderness, Flathead and Lewis & Clark Counties in the Flathead National Forest and Lolo National Forest 20 miles north of Ovando, Montana.
As of September 23, 2021 all area and trail closures on the Lolo and Flathead National Forests have been lifted. In the Scapegoat and Bob Marshall Wildernesses the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest remains in Stage 1 fire restrictions. There are no fire restrictions on the Lolo or Flathead National Forests, but fire season is not over, and visitors are reminded to never leave a campfire unattended and make sure campfires are completely cold to the touch before leaving them.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday July 11th, 2021 approx. 01:30 AM
Location20 miles north of Ovando, MT
Incident CommanderSeeley Lake Ranger District
Incident DescriptionWilderness fire
Coordinates47.278 latitude, -112.956 longitude

Current Situation

Size3,735 Acres
Estimated Containment DateFriday October 15th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory), Brush (2 feet)

Significant Events

Observed fire behavior is smoldering.


Projected Incident Activity

The fire is projected to continue to burn and grow in size.


Inciweb will be updated as needed or as a significant change occurs.