One Fire Contained, Another Erupts

By Bryce Cornatzer
24 July 2014

A new fire on the Shoshone erupts following the containment of another Wednesday.

The Dilworth fire was reported early Sunday afternoon on the north side of the Clarks Fork Canyon. Officials determined that the fire was started by lightning.

By the time ground units responded to the area the burn had consumed two and a half acres of forest. Crews were unable to gain full access to the burn due to rough terrain.

Initial attack crews were working the burn from the ground creating heli-spots for a helicopter to bring-in suppression resources.

The Dilworth was contained Wednesday after consuming more than six acres of forest.

Wednesday evening a second fire was reported 57 miles west of Cody. The Swede Fire was found in the Burned Timber Creek area within the Elk Fork drainage about 13 miles south of Highway 14/16/20. Currently the fire has consumed eight acres of timber.

Officials are managing the fires with the protection of resources, personnel, and structures along the North Fork corridor. A long-term plan is being developed to manage the fire and visitors are being warned to expect changing conditions.

In the coming days smoke may be visible from the Shoshone River and all along the North Fork corridor.

Fire status will be updated on InciWeb and on the Forest Service Twitter feed.

 
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