Posted by: Scott | Monday, June 25, 2007

Fire On Southfork

Did the skies seem hazy in Cody today? Earlier in the day, there was speculation that it was drifting smoke from fires in the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

Later on, while I was at my parents house, I was taking pics of the smoke lingering over Cody, and noticed what appeared to be smoke rising off a nearby mountain. I ventured out shortly after 8 PM, stopping to take pictures along the way.

Finally I arrived at the optimum viewpoint. There is a fire located about 30 miles up Southfork There was a member of the Forest Service Fire Squad there and he said that the fire was reported in about 4 this afternoon.

It is suspected to be natural caused, though the last lightning we had was Thursday. They expect the fire to calm down a bit tonight, but they also know that fires don’t always behave like they expect too. Tomorrow crews will be on the job to maintain control.

***See the entire set of pictures***

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  1. Great pics Scott!!! Hate seeing MORE fires in the area again – every year….

  2. Laura, I hate to see fires too, but it does help restore some health to the forest, especially in hard-to-get-to areas, as this one is.

    Billings Gazette has an update about the fire, now called the Citadel Fire.
    HUGE thanks to EverythingCody.com for linking to this post
    Ruffin Prevost, Wyoming Bureau Reporter for the Gazette recommends keeping an eye on InciWeb.org for tracking forest fires. Once it shows up on the site (as of 7:45 this morning, Citadel is not, but Horse Creek Fire in Bridger-Teton is) the fire is “serious” and not going away soon.

    Well, time to get this comment on the way so that I can dig it out of Akismet. 🙂


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