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The man believed to be responsible for the over 29,000-acre Robertson Draw Fire is currently in jail, facing hefty fines and significant jail time. The Carbon County Sheriff’s Office of Montana announced the arrest of 55-year-old John Lightburn in connection to the Robertson Draw Fire. A resident of Bridger, Montana, Lightburn is currently being held…

The Robertson Draw is far from contained, but its growth has slowed – and now the fight to stop its spread is more directly affecting Cody and Park County. As of Sunday, June 20, the Robertson Draw Fire has grown to 29,437 acres and is 13% contained. InciWeb confirms the fire is “human-caused,” but the…

The Robertson Draw Fire in Custer Gallatin National Forest is over 20,000 acres and 0% contained, and the smoke is making the skies of Cody hazy and hazardous. Efforts to fight the ongoing Robertson Draw Fire continue. In three days since it was first reported, the wildfire has consumed 20,000 acres, and the results of…

In two days, the Robertson Draw Fire grew from 200 to 2,000 acres, making it the largest active Wyoming wildfire of 2021 – so far. Tuesday, June 15, was a “critical fire weather day” according to forest officials at Custer Gallatin National Forest. The record-breaking mid-June temperatures and persistent winds are encouraging the Robertson Draw…

Custer Gallatin National Forest has released more information on the Robertson Draw Fire, which has consumed 200 acres and will likely grow larger this week. On Monday, June 14, Custer Gallatin National Forest released its first official report on the Robertson Draw Fire. An InciWeb page is also active for the incident. According to the…

The first wildfires of 2021 are burning in northern Wyoming and southern Montana – an ominous sign for summer during an ongoing drought in northwest Wyoming. It’s officially wildland fire season in Wyoming, and fires are already igniting throughout the Bighorn Basin. As of June 13, there are three wildfires burning in the Bighorn Basin.…

Tim Hart Has Made It Home Wyoming Smokejumper Tim Hart made his final journey home to Cody on June 6th, 2021. Tim Hart passed away due to injuries that he sustained during a smoke jump. The jump was on the Eicks Fire in Hidalgo County, New Mexico on May 24th, 2021.  Hart was flown to…


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