June Fire Cause Determined | Big Horn Basin Media

June Fire Cause Determined

Written by on August 11, 2017

The June Fire has officially been labeled as a lightning-caused fire.
A US Forest Service law enforcement team has completed their investigation into the cause of the Fire that started last month on the Wapiti Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest. According to Kristie Salzmann with the Forest Service, the investigation determined that the cause of the fire was a hold-over lightning strike.
The June Fire was reported on July 18th and burned 1,618 acres. While the June Fire continues to put up small amounts of smoke from time to time, local crews have begun rehabilitation assessments and restoration work.

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