Shoshone National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
808 Meadow Lane Avenue
Cody, WY 82414
CODY, WY—September 5, 2019— The Stink Water Fire was discovered on September 3rd and is located 35 miles northwest of Cody, Wyo. along a tributary to Sunlight Creek. The fire, which is 47 acres in size, is located in the upper Sulphur Creek drainage. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Assets assisting in suppression efforts of the Stink Water Fire include eight smokejumpers, two hotshot crews, and aircraft being shared with the Fishhawk Fire to the south. The crews are implementing structure protection measures around two buildings located on private lands.
Due to the proximity of the fire, the Shoshone National Forest has closed the Sulphur Creek Road, NSFR 108, for public safety and to allow for any firefighting operations.
Update information for the Stink Water Fire will be posted on Inciweb (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6561/) as any new developments occur. Information will also be updated on Twitter (@ShoshoneNF) and Facebook (US Forest Service – Shoshone National Forest).
As America’s first national forest, the Shoshone National Forest has 2.4 million acres of diverse terrain and a mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the forest to meet the needs of present and future generations.