August 4, 2014 UPDATE: Minimal growth occurred on the Swede Fire last week. The fire was last flown July 31st; the current size of the fire was 1529 acres. Higher relative humidities, lower temperatures, and milder winds are projected for the next few days. With the forecasted weather, minimal growth is also anticipated due to the probability of precipitation in the area. There are still active areas along the fire perimeter that have the potential to spread next week. Monitoring efforts will continue on the fire to evaluate public safety in the area. The fire is achieving fuel reduction objectives and returning natural ecological processes to the landscape. The fire is located deep in the wilderness south of the Wapiti Ranger Station. It is currently the only active fire on the northern part of 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, west of Cody on Wednesday, July 23 at approximately 5:00 PM. The Swede Fire, which is located approximately 11 miles south of State Highway 14/16/20 in the Washakie Wilderness Area. Currently the fire is being managed for firefighter safety, protection of values on the North Fork corridor, and resource benefits,. The fire is being monitored by the Shoshone National Forest.
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|Incident Commander||Tim Klukas|