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Smoke from June Fire visible around the Big Horn Basin

Drones hinder firefighting Wednesday


July 21, 2017

CODY — The June Fire spread quickly Wednesday due to gusting winds, hot dry conditions, and low fuel moistures in dense beetle-killed tree stands.

The fire started approximately 1.5 miles south of US Highway 14/16/20 on Tuesday, July 18, and has now spread throughout the June Creek drainage.

Fire managers were unable to assess the fire size due to heavy smoke Wednesday afternoon. The size is currently estimated at 2,000 acres.

The cause is still under investigation.

Firefighting resources battling the blaze Wednesday included two heavy (Type 1) helicopters, one light helicopter, two si...

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