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August 04, 2008 2:02 pm

Two North Fork lodges evacuated

Written by Tribune Staff

Due to the Gunbarrel Fire in the North Absaroka Wilderness, two lodges west of Cody were evacuated Friday afternoon.

A checkpoint opened at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Wapiti School, where all evacuees from Absaroka and Elephant Head lodges were temporarily housed. Evacuees may contact county emergency personnel about overnight accommodations.

The evacuation was expected to continue for at least several hours Friday