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September 01, 2008 6:32 am

Gunbarrel fire leads to Buffalo Bill closures

Written by Tribune Staff

The Gunbarrel fire burning west of Cody has forced the closure of two Buffalo Bill State Park areas.
Until further notice, the North Fork Campground and Sheep Mountain day-use area are closed to the public.
The fire drew within 10-12 miles of Cody on Wednesday
"The campground is currently serving as a staging area for the helicopters used in the firefighting efforts," said a press release issued Wednesday evening by the Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources department. "Persons with reservations at the North Fork Campground may find that their campgrounds have been moved to the North Shore Campground."
The Sheep Mountain day use area is being used as the firefighter base camp, the release said. Nearly 350 personnel are working the fire.
For further information on campground availability at Buffalo Bill State Park, call (307)587-9227.