Fire burning near Stevensville at 2,000 acres
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: August 27, 2020

The 2,000- acre 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.

An emergency closure is in place for the Welcome Creek Wilderness on the Missoula Ranger District, as well as roads and trails adjacent to the area on the Missoula Ranger District and Stevensville Ranger District on the Bitterroot National Forest. Please visit the closure tab for detailed information.

Rock Creek, Missoula Ranger District (Granite/Missoula Counties): The Rock Creek Road #102 corridor and recreation access remains open. The Welcome Creek bridge remains open for fishing access only, below the high-water mark on the west bank of Rock Creek. All fishing access sites and campgrounds in Rock Creek remain open.