June Fire Meeting Tonight
Written by Andrew-Rossi on July 26, 2017
Cooler weather means a different strategy for fighting the June Fire.
Fire officials are holding another public meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at Yellowstone Valley Inn. Brett Haberstick, Public Information Officer with Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Black, says that the recent change in the weather dictates that the strategies for fighting the fire has changed, and fire managers want to explain these changes to the public.
Meteorologists working with the incident team say that the higher humidity will reduce the ability for the fire to spread. Lynn Lockwood with the Fire Management Team says that because of the cooler weather, things may calm down a bit.
Crews made good progress yesterday in constructing contingency lines along the fire’s edge, with air support providing water to cool hot spots in the northeastern and southwestern corners of the fire. Officials say that due to the reduced fire activity and predicted moisture, some firefighting resources will be released.
The June Fire was detected on July 18 and has blackened 1938 acres. The cause of the fire is under investigation.