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Deep Creek Fire

Unit Information

Helena - Lewis and Clark National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2880 Skyway Drive
Helena, MT 59602

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Incident Contact

Chiara Cipriano
Email: chiara.cipriano@usda.gov
Phone: 406-594-6497
Hours: M-F 9-5 p.m. S-S 10-4

Deep Creek Fire Map 9/6/2022, for a more detailed map click pdfImage options: [ Full Size ]

The Deep Creek Fire in the northwest corner of the Little Belt Mountains was reported in the afternoon of August 31, 2022.  On September 7, a Type 4 team led by Incident Commander Michael Williams and Jesse Riddle (t) took command of the fire.  Previously, on September 2, a Type 3 team led by Incident Commander Alex Brooks and Kenny Spint had been in command of the fire. The fire is estimated to be 37 acres and is 70% contained.  Fire personnel were able to use aerial resources on the fire to help reduce fire growth.  There has not been smoke seen on the fire for a few days now, so updates will take place to this page if a significant change occurs.  

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning/natural
Date of OriginWednesday August 31st, 2022 approx. 03:18 PM
LocationNorthwest corner of the Little Belt Mountains
Incident CommanderMichael Williams ICT4
Coordinates47.089 latitude, -111.226 longitude

Current Situation

Size37 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and Understory)

Brush (2 feet)

Significant Events

Outlook

Projected Incident Activity

Fire is 100% contained

Remarks

Area closure has been rescinded.