Index Creek Fire 06/28/2012
Incident: Index Creek Wildfire
Index Creek Fire
Cody, Wyo. (June 28, 2012) - The Index Creek Fire is burning on the Clarks Fork Ranger District about a mile south of the Montana border off Highway 212. As of this morning the fire was approximately 100 acres in size burning in heavy timber. One hotshot crew, three engines, and two helicopters are working to suppress the fire and additional firefighting resources have been ordered. Tim Haas is currently incident commander. A Type III team will be arriving to take over management of the fire tomorrow.
Today's weather is expected to be hotter and drier than yesterday with wind gusts to 25 miles per hour, so smoke will be visible throughout the day.
Fox Creek Campground is closed to the public. Currently, the section of road between Fox Creek Campground and Index Creek is open but that could change based on weather and fire behavior. Travelers are asked to drive with extreme caution. For public and firefighter safety drivers are asked to slow down and not stop as they drive through the area.
The fire was caused by a downed power line and was reported Tuesday, June 26.
Information and updates on the Index Creek Fire will be available at the following websites: