June Fire Grows Slightly | Big Horn Radio Network | Wyoming

June Fire Grows Slightly

Written by on July 21, 2017

The June Fire in the Shoshone National Forest west of Cody has grown slightly since yesterday morning.
Lynn Lockwood, Public Information Officer for Rocky Mountain Team Black, says that an infrared flight last night shows that the June Fire was at 1,938 acres.
Lockwood says that while containment is not a topic that’s been considered – firefighters are more concerned about structural protection and safe methods of engagement at this point.
Although there has been some talk on social media regarding closing Buffalo Bill Reservoir to boating, Lockwood says while that may be a possibility in the near future if they bring out the scoopers again, the reservoir is not currently closed for recreationists.
However, an activity that IS banned due to the fire fighting activity is drone flight. Lockwood says that their incident team has had issues with drones in the other fires they’ve worked already this summer, and drone activity temporarily shut down operations on the June Fire on Wednesday.
A community meeting tonight at Yellowstone Valley Inn at 6 p.m. will give the public an opportunity to ask questions of the incident commander.

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