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Shoshone Fire caused by lightning strike
A US Forest Service law enforcement team has completed an investigation into the cause of the June Fire on the Wapiti Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest. The investigation determined that the cause of the fire was a hold-over lightning strike.

The June Fire was reported on July 18th and burned 1,618 acres. While the June Fire continues to put up small amounts of smoke from time to time, local crews have begun rehabilitation assessments and restoration work.

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As America’s first national forest, the Shoshone National Forest has 2.4 million acres of diverse terrain and a mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the forest to meet the needs of present and future generations.