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Cinnabar Fire grows to nearly 2,700 acres

Cinnibar Fire 97
Posted at 10:44 AM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 12:44:33-04

MISSOULA — Some growth has been seen on the Cinnabar Fire that is burning east of Stevensville.

Fire managers report the blaze grew a little over 200 acres and has reached the South Fork of Gilbert Creek.

Moderate fire activity was reported Sunday with active surface fire and occasional group tree torching in the Ferret and Carron Creek areas.

The lightning-sparked fire has grown to nearly 2,700 acres and remains 0% contained.

A Northern Rockies Team Seven, a Type II Incident Management Team is currently managing the incident.

The resources assigned to the incident include two initial attack crews, three engines, three aircraft, several water tenders and pieces of heavy equipment.

There are currently 198 people assigned to fight the blaze which continues to burn in the Welcome Creek Wilderness on the Lolo National Forest in Granite County.