Crews battling 57-acre Shoshone Lake Fire

(Lander, Wyo.) – The Shoshone Lake Fire, which is located west of Lander on the Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest, is forecasted to see warm, dry conditions today. The fire was discovered yesterday afternoon and is approximately 57 acres in size. Access to the Shoshone Lake Fire is difficult due to the remote location of the fire. Most of the crews responding to the fire will be ferried in by helicopter. There is an area closure for public and firefighter safety during wildland suppression activities. Today, Shoshone National Forest fire staff will meet with cooperators to develop a plan for the fire in case it moves east. While there are currently no structures or values at risk on the Shoshone National Forest, there is concern for private structures and private property should the fire spread to the east. For fire information, visit #county10 #news