Rain limits fire east of Yellowstone, evacuations lifted

(Courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service, Inciweb)

CASPER, Wyo. — Sunday precipitation helped quell growth of the Fishhawk Fire east of Yellowstone National Park.

Fire activity is expected to be minimal with rain forecast throughout the week. The fire has burned 11,171 acres.

Command of the fire will be transferred from the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Blue Team to local Shoshone National Forest fire resources at 6 pm Monday Sept. 9, a final update from the Blue Team on Inciweb states.

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Evacuations for residences in the area have been lifted, according to the Park County Sheriff’s Office.

However, a closure area remains in effect around the fire, including Kitty Creek Trail, Fishhawk Trail and Blackwater Trail:

“The Fishhawk Fire continues to smolder and will do so until the area receives significant snowfall,” the Park County Sheriff’s added. “Therefore, residents should continue to be aware that the fire could still pose a danger should weather conditions change. Residents should monitor the CodeRED system and this page for any changes in evacuation status.”

The Park County Sheriff’s shared the following video on Facebook: