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Fishhawk Fire grows 500 acres near Cody, Wyo.

Posted: 8:54 PM, Sep 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-04 22:54:32-04

The Fishhawk Fire west of Cody, Wyo., grew 500 acres Wednesday and now covers 4,581 acres, fire officials said.

Firefighters got their new estimate from infrared mapping from an overflight. A Type 2 incident management team is being briefed on the fire Wednesday.

“This fire is in some rugged, hazardous terrain. Our number one priority is the safety of firefighters and the public; we are being tactical about what resources we use where and when it is safe to do so,” said Incident Commander Jay Slagowski in a statement.

The fire is within the Washakie Wilderness near Yellowstone National Park. The cause remains under investigation.

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