Posted: Jul 3, 2012 6:39 PM by Q2 News
Updated: Jul 4, 2012 11:23 AM
Smoke visible in the vicinity of Cody this afternoon is from the Bear Cub Fire on the Bridger-Teton National Forest. The fire burning in the Noland Meadows area of the Teton Wilderness is estimated at between 200 and 500 acres. The fire is believed to have been started by lightning experienced in the last 48 hours.
Winds blowing from the southwest are pushing the smoke onto the Shoshone National Forest and into Cody and possibly Meeteetse. The short term forecast indicates this trend will continue for the next several days.
Stage 1 fire restrictions are in effect due to current conditions. As a reminder, fireworks are prohibited on the Shoshone National Forest.