Wildfire Northwest Of Cody Grows


AP 8-11,2016

A wildfire burning northwest of Cody has more than doubled in size in one day and more firefighters are being brought in by the hour to help fight it.

The fire in the Shoshone National Forest began Tuesday and has burned about 2 square miles.

It is threatening about 95 structures in the area, including scattered rural residences. No structures have been lost.

Some residents in the area have been evacuated.

Aerial tankers are using water from the Buffalo Bill Reservoir west of Cody to help fight the fire, and part of the reservoir is closed to the public.

Elsewhere, a new fire in Yellowstone National Park is being suppressed by firefighters. The fire is about 5 miles from Old Faithful.