Monday, July 28, 2008

Two fires, east and northeast of Yellowstone

Two fires are burning east and northeast of Yellowstone National Park.

The Cascade fire on the Custer National Forest 8-10 miles west of Red Lodge, Montana has consumed 5,100 acres and has burned five summer homes in the Camp Senia area. The Grizzly Peaks subdivision about three miles west of Red Lodge was evacuated Sunday as a precaution. There are an estimated 40 to 50 homes in the subdivision. Another 40 to 50 homes west of Red Lodge were also evacuated. Bennett's Type 1 Incident Management Team is assigned. The Missoulian has an article about the fire.

The 232-acre Gunbarrel fire, 40 miles west of Cody, Wyoming, is a "fire use" fire on the Shoshone National Forest. Hannenberg's Fire Use team has been ordered.

On the map below, the purple area is Yellowstone National Park, and the east-west black line is the WY-MT border. Click on it to see a larger version.

No comments:

Post a Comment