Fires Still Smoldering West of Cody | Big Horn Basin Media

Fires Still Smoldering West of Cody

Written by on September 11, 2019

The two lightning-caused fires west of Cody may be down, but don’t count them out just yet.

Increased precipitation along with cooler temperatures continue to moderate fire activity on both the Fishhawk Fire, located 40 miles west of Cody, and the Stink Water Fire, which is located 35 miles northwest of Cody.

Forest Service officials say the area closure for the Fishhawk Fire has decreased slightly; the closure includes the drainages of Kitty Creek, Fishhawk Creek, Mesa Creek, and Sheep Creek, but no longer includes the Blackwater Creek drainage. The closure of Sulphur Creek Road has been lifted.

The public is advised that both fires could continue to put additional smoke in the air throughout the coming weeks until a season ending precipitation event occurs. Due to its location and the amount of fuel in the area, the Fishhawk Fire has the potential to become more active if there are several days in a row of hot, dry weather.

Both fires will be monitored for changing conditions.

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