Stink Water Fire Grows | Big Horn Basin Media

Stink Water Fire Grows

Written by on September 6, 2019

Fire Managers are also working to suppress a fire in the Sulphur Creek drainage northwest of Cody.

The Stink Water Fire was discovered on September 3rd and is located 35 miles northwest of Cody along a tributary to Sunlight Creek. The fire was last reported at 47 acres in size.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Shoshone National Forest officials say that assets assisting in suppression efforts of the Stink Water Fire include eight smokejumpers, two hotshot crews, and aircraft being shared with the Fishhawk Fire to the south.  The crews are implementing structure protection measures around two buildings located on private lands.

Due to the proximity of the fire, the Shoshone National Forest has closed the Sulphur Creek Road for public safety and to allow for any firefighting operations.

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