Fishhawk Fire Growth Slows; Fire Listed at 11,130 Acres
The Fishhawk fire has quieted down, fire officials say.
Burning 40 miles west of Cody in the Shoshone National Forest, the Fishhawk fire is listed at 11,130 acres in size. The fire was listed at roughly 10,000 acres Thursday.
Heading into Friday, crews are focusing on the northern portion of the fire and protecting structures near the North Fork of the Shoshone River. The other areas of the fire are in rugged terrain.
According to an InciWeb release, crews have completed building protection work in the Kitty Creek drainage and Buffalo Bill Boy Scout Camp. Firefighters have moved to the north side of U.S. 14 to begin prepping Cross Sabres Lodge east to Blackwater Creek Ranch.
A community meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at Yellowstone Valley Inn, 3324 North Fork Hwy. in Cody. Doors for the meeting open at 5:30 p.m.
As of Friday morning, there are 173 personnel on the fire. Two fixed-wing aircraft, two type-2 and two type-3 helicopters are also working the fire.