Wildfire Incident Information
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Fire Status
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Last Updated
11 mins, 41 secs ago
Fire Start
Sunday, August 14, 2022 1:49 PM MDT
Incident #
2022-MTFNF-000466
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PROTECTION - OWNER: SBRD - GREAT BEAR WILD (FNF). CNTY: FLATHEAD. RESP: SPOTTED BEAR WILDERNESS
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US Forest Service — Flathead National Forest

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Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 1 week ago

Incident Photo for the Dean Creek Fire

The Dean Creek Fire was detected on August 14th. It is burning in the Dean Creek drainage, located in the Bob Marshall Wilderness on the Spotted Bear Ranger District. The fire is burning on the lower third of the southeasterly facing slope approximately three miles up drainage from the junction with Spotted Bear River. As of 9/16/2022 fire activity is minimal; heavy wide-spread smoke across the area has affected the temperature and amount of solar radiation reaching the fire.

The Spotted Bear Ranger District Wildland Fire Module (WFM) was inserted into the Pentagon Cabin Administrative site to conduct structure protection operations. As of the afternoon of 08/17/2022, the module completed wrapping the cabin and outlying buildings and installed hose lay and sprinklers which can be controlled by a remote-start pump.

Due to high spread potential, a closure for the Dean Creek drainage is effective as of 08/19/2022. The official closure order and accompanying map has been posted. There is the potential for the closure area to expand in the coming days. New information will be posted as soon as it is available.

Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Lightning/natural
Date of Origin
Sunday, August 14, 2022 12:00 AM MDT
Location
30 miles east of Swan Lake
Incident Commander
USDA Forest Service
Coordinates
47.94, -113.216

Current Situation

Total Personnel
7
Size (Acres)
521

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns
Cooler temperatures and chances of precipitation forecasted to begin Sunday, 09/18/2022 and through the week.

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Spotted Bear Ranger Station
Phone: 4067585376
Hours: 7 days/week, 0800 - 1630
Fire Unit Information
Flathead National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
650 Wolfpack Way
Kalispell, MT 59901

Dispatch Center Contact

Kalispell Interagency Dispatch Center (MT-KIC)

Kalispell, MT

406-758-5260

https://gacc.nifc.gov/nrcc/dc/mtkic/