June Fire Grows to 2000 acres
Written by Andrew-Rossi on July 20, 2017
The June fire on the North Fork has grown from 100 acres yesterday to 2000 acres overnight.
Kristie Salzmann with the Shoshone National Forest reports that steep terrain and a brisk wind on the North Fork overnight caused the fire to grow, which also prompted the call for more assets to help battle the blaze.
Salzmann stressed the importance of keeping drones away from the wildfire area. She says that a drone being flown in the area shut down operations to battle the fire for a period of time yesterday.
The June Fire started Tuesday evening about one and a half miles south of the North Fork Highway between Wapiti and Pahaska. The cause is still under investigation.