Cody, Wy – A wildfire burning in the Shoshone
National Forest east of Yellowstone National Park has grown to more
than 3 square miles.
The Gunbarrel Fire is burning about 20 miles from Yellowstone's
east entrance and 40 miles west of Cody.
A Forest Service spokesman says no buildings face an immediate
threat but crews are taking precautionary measures by creating
defensible space and setting up sprinklers around buildings that
are about two miles from the fire. Those buildings are on the North
Fork of the Shoshone River.
Also today (Wednesday), a wildfire north of Pinedale has grown
to about 2 square miles, but no structures are threatened.
The fire is near New Fork Lakes, about 19 miles north of
At last measure the fire covered about 1,100 acres.
Bridger-Teton National Forest officials say they're considering
bringing in more equipment and people to fight the fire.