Lightning Causes “Jones Creek Fire”
Written by Andrew-Rossi on July 26, 2018
Fire season seems to have begun in earnest in northwest Wyoming.
A new fire was reported west of Cody yesterday morning. The Jones Creek Fire is located north of Pahaska Tepee in the Absaroka Wilderness between Jones Creek and Bear Creek.
The Jones Creek Fire, which as of yesterday was limited to one-tenth of an acre, was caused by lightning. Forest service officials say that due to rugged terrain and the chance of precipitation, the fire will be monitored by Shoshone National Forest resources. There are currently no structures threatened or values at risk.
Yellowstone National Park on Monday raised the fire danger in the park to “High”, after a fire was reported west of Yellowstone in the Custer Gallatin National Forest.