Meeting Informs Public About Fishhawk Fire

Written by on September 4, 2019

More than a hundred people attended a meeting yesterday evening to get information on the more than 4000-acre Fishhawk Fire.

At the meeting at Yellowstone Valley Inn, Shoshone National Forest Managers told the crowd about their plans for fighting the fire, and protecting people and area homes and businesses.

Penny Preston attended the meeting at 6 p.m. yesterday. She found out that the blaze has started spreading toward the Yellowstone Highway, toward the Blackwater Lodge, but has been stopped behind a large ridge.

Preston interviewed District Ranger Sue Stresser, who said that human safety is their number one priority – particularly hunters who are in the backcountry for opening rifle season on elk and bighorn sheep.

Stresser added that they expect high winds to grow the fire today, but hope that rain over the weekend may help tamp it down.


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