Fire Managers Prioritize Highway Access

Written by on September 6, 2019

There was little growth yesterday on the Fishhawk Fire as crews finished structure protection work in the Kitty Creek drainage.

At last report, the fire had consumed around 10,400 acres south of Highway 14/16/20, about 40 miles west of Cody.

A new fire management team took over the operations yesterday morning. Vickie Russo, information officer for Rocky Mountain Blue Team, says a priority of the team is to keep the highway to Yellowstone open.

Russo adds that the weather yesterday did work in their favor, but points out that the wind can pick up quickly and the situation could change.

Fire managers say their plan today is to have structure protection crews do assessment work around Blackwater Ranch.

Managers of the Fishhawk Fire say thanks for the thoughts, but don’t organize any donations at this time.

A post on the Park County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page notes that while the outreach of volunteer and donation support from the community is greatly appreciated, at this time, they ask that no donations be made – however, cards, letters and signs are always welcome.

Anyone interested in assisting with potential volunteer work should contact Park County Homeland Security at 307-527-1860.


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