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Wildland Firefighting

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…

It was a solemn memorial for wildland firefighter Tim Hart, as Saturday’s service in Cody celebrated the spirit that made him “a consummate smokejumper.” Hundreds of people gathered at the Spike Vannoy Football Field at Cody High School for the memorial of Tim David Hart. A Cody resident, Hart died of injuries sustained while fighting…

With fire season looming right around the corner, hundreds of regional firefighters gather for crucial training on methods and materials during the 2021 Cody Fire School. After a year’s hiatus due to the pandemic, the Cody Volunteer Fire Department hosts the 2021 Cody Fire School this weekend. Classes will be held throughout the community starting…

The Lone Star Fire slowly simmers but hasn’t stopped. Efforts to combat the Lone Star Fire continue in Yellowstone National Park. The fire has grown to a total of 960 acres since it first ignited last week. While it hasn’t grown considerably in the past few days, it has enough life to cause concern. A…

2 fires have ignited in Shoshone National Forest. Over the course of the last week, 2 fires were discovered in the park. The first was the Painter Fire, burning in the Clarks Fork Ranger District on the east side of Windy Mountain in Sunlight Basin. It only grew to 2 acres in size, and at…


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