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June Fire

Unit Information

Shoshone National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Wyoming
Cody, WY 82414

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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.

The June Fire burned 1,618 acres and is under the command of the local unit. The fire is being monitored by remote camera.



Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginTuesday July 18th, 2017 approx. 05:00 PM
LocationJune Creek, 1.5 miles S of US Hwy 14/16/20; 34 Miles West of Cody, WY.
Coordinates44.439 latitude, -109.723 longitude

Current Situation

Size1,618 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Short Grass (1 foot)