June Fire Update, 8/9/2017
Due to current higher humidities and smoke from other wildfires, smoke from the June Fire is not visible on the web camera used to monitor fire activity. Since Saturday, August 5, there has been... more
The June Fire was detected on July 18, 2017 around 6:00 pm in the June Creek drainage approximately 1.5 miles south of Highway 14/16/20, also known as the North Fork Highway. At the time of detection the fire was approximately 3-5 acres in size but quickly grew to 1500 acres by July 19, 2017 and was burning in beetle killed timber, dead and downed timber, and through the grassy understory. Extreme fire behavior was observed with crowning, long-range spotting, and group torching. The June Fire is burning in steep, rugged terrain. June Creek drainage is situated between the Blackwater Trail to the west and Elk Fork drainage to the east. The Southwest corner of the June Fire has burned into the 1937 Blackwater Fire burn area.
At 6:00 am on July 27, 2017, command of the June Fire was transferred back to a local Type 4 Incident Management organization. The June Fire burned 1,618 acres. The Incident Command Post (ICP) is situated along the North Fork Highway, next to the Wapiti Ranger Station and along the North Fork of the Shoshone River. The Wapiti Ranger Station was built in 1903 and is the first Ranger Station built in the United States.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday July 18th, 2017 approx. 05:00 PM|
|Location||June Creek, 1.5 miles S of US Hwy 14/16/20; 34 Miles West of Cody, WY.|
|Incident Commander||Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Type 2 (Greer)|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||70%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Saturday September 30th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Short Grass (1 foot)
If the fire moves east and downslope, it will move into more of the grass and sage fuel type.
Continue to mop-up and patrol. Complete backhaul of equipment and trash.
Trace precipitation received on the fire today. Demob had begun with minimal resources remaining on the fire by 7/27. Transition from IMT2 to Type 4 organization scheduled for 7/27 0600.
Scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms possible through Thursday evening. Thunderstorms could be strong to severe with hail and high winds. Temperatures returning to the low 80s by the weekend. Chance for afternoon thunderstorms returns Saturday.