Stink Water Fire: Hotshot crews, smoke jumpers protecting structures

(Courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Stink Water Fire has burned about 47 acres northwest of Cody near Sunlight Creek in the Sulpher Creek drainage.

The Rocky Mountain Blue Team, who are managing the Fishhawk Fire west of Cody, has taken over command of the Stink Water Fire as well.

“Air operations, smoke jumpers and hotshot crews are working to protect structures on private land,” a Friday update on Inciweb states. ” It is burning at high elevation in rugged, steep terrain.”

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Eight smoke jumpers, two hotshot crews and aircraft are being shared to combat both fires.

The Shoshone National Forest has closed Sulpher Creek Road, NSFR 108.

“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,” the report adds.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.