Lightning caused small fire west of Meeteetse Monday

(Cody, WY) — A new fire was reported west of Meeteetse on the afternoon of July 19th. Located approximately ½ mile from the Timber Creek Ranger Station on the Greybull Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest, the 1/10th acre fire was found to be caused by lightning.

Resources from Park County, Bureau of Land Management, and Shoshone National Forest responded and were able to quickly contain and control the fire.

“While this fire was found to be caused by lightning, it is also a reminder that vegetation is very dry throughout the Shoshone National Forest,” said acting Shoshone National Forest Fire Management Officer Clint Dawson.


“Everyone who is spending time on public lands this summer should continue to do everything they can to lessen the chances of fires.”

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Air quality data from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality can be viewed here.

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