Firefighter injured, homes evacuated, threatened as smoke makes way into Powell Valley
Disruptive wildfires continued to burn across Wyoming and southern Montana Wednesday.
Fires forced the evacuation of several homes and a resort near Red Lodge, Mont., on Tuesday and the temporary closure of one of Yellowstone National Park’s major roads.
The two wildfires are among roughly a dozen burning in the region and among many in the West that have brought smoke to Powell. The Rock Creek Fire started Tuesday afternoon several miles south of Red Lodge and quickly burned through 500 acres. One unidentified firefighter suffered non-life-threatening during the initial attack on the blaze. Three homes were evacuated and additional homeowners in the area were warned to be ready to leave.