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Deep Creek Canyon Fire

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

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Phone: 406-272-6349
Hours: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Area closure reduced for Deep Creek Canyon Fire

Deep Creek Canyon Fire Wildfire
News – 7/2/2021

TOWNSEND, Mont. July 2, 2021 — Firefighters have made great strides in containing the Deep Creek Canyon Fire east of Townsend.  With the increase in containment, fire managers have decided to reduce the area closure to the fire perimeter and just a couple of spur routes needed for fire traffic.  Many developed recreation sites including Deep Creek Picnic Area, Skidway and Gipsy Lake Campgrounds, Thompson Guard Station and Rillway Cabin have reopened ahead of the Fourth of July holiday. Duck Creek pass is also open for travel.

We want to thank the communities in Broadwater and Meagher County for all the support they’ve shown,” said Acting District Ranger Erin Fryer. “We are happy to be able to reduce our closure area, but with fire danger is still very high and we are remaining vigilant.”

The Deep Creek Canyon Fire started on June 13 and is now 98% contained.  The area closure is necessary for public and firefighter safety as many hazards remain including hazard trees, interior spot fires, and hollowed root wells that can cause the ground to collapse unexpectedly. 

Visit: for the latest updates on the Deep Creek Canyon Fire and visit: to view the new area closure map.  


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