Fishhawk Fire Closure Area Declared | Big Horn Basin Media

Fishhawk Fire Closure Area Declared

Written by on September 4, 2019

The Fishhawk Fire west of Cody has doubled in size in less than 24 hours.

An overflight of the fire, the cause of which has not yet been determined, mapped the fire at 4,048 acres. That’s double the estimated area that was reported Monday evening.

Kristie Salzmann with the Shoshone National Forest says that a closure area has been declared around the perimeter of the fire, in order to protect natural resources and public safety. The restricted area is closed to all travel and use. Going into or being in the restricted area is prohibited – however all lodges and cabins are excluded from the order.

She adds that travelers driving up the North Fork should take extra caution, and points out that Cody residents can expect to experience some smoke impact from the fire.


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