Swede Fire grows to 1500 acres; Other smaller fires active in the state as well

UPDATED to correct the location of the Roane Creek Fire.

(Wyoming) – There are currently four known wildfires actively burning in Wyoming, three of them on the Shoshone National Forest. The Swede Fire was identified in the Burned Timber Creek area within the Elk Fork drainage of the Shoshone National Forest, 57 miles west of Cody on Wednesday, July 23 and has since swelled 1,500 acres.

The Shoshone National Forest will be holding a public meeting for the Swede Fire today at 1 p.m. at the Wapiti Elementary School. The fire remains deep in the Washakie Wilderness and is being managed for firefighter safety, protection of values on the North Fork corridor, and resource benefit. Smoke will likely continue to be visible in the North Fork and South Fork corridors of the Shoshone River.

The Roane Creek Fire in the Bighorn National Forest about 30 miles east of Lovell is a little over 20 acres and has reportedly reached 30 percent containment.

The Moss Creek Fire was reported Saturday afternoon. The five acre fire is located roughly 36 miles west of Cody and is north of U.S. Highway 14/16/20. It is only reportedly about 5 acres in size.

The Dillworth Fire, about 6 acres in size, was reported last Sunday and has reached full containment.

–Information from http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ and the Shoshone National Forest

A map of the Swede Fire as of early Sunday. Provided by the Shoshone National Forest.

A map of the Swede Fire as of early Sunday. Provided by the Shoshone National Forest.