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.
|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.|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Short Grass (1 foot)