Smoke from the Whit wildfire west of Cody helped color the sky this week. At least two homes have been lost to the fire, and dozens of homeowners have had to evacuate. (photo by Dewey Vanderhoff)

Longtime Wyoming shooter Dewey Vanderhoff captured this image of a glowing orange sky, courtesy of smoke from the Whit fire and a setting sun, about 15 miles west of Cody on Wednesday. The Hoodoo Ranch along the Lower Southfork Road at Bear Creek is in the foreground. The fire grew to more than 9,600 acres by mid-day Thursday, and about 175 firefighters were battling the blaze. It was among 13 active wildfires in the state on Thursday, according to the Incident Information System website. The blaze was burning on both the north and south slopes of Sheep Mountain, and forced a restriction on boating at Buffalo Bill Reservoir.

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