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2468 Jackson Street 
2468 Jackson Street 

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    8 am - 5 pm

Sugarloaf Fire Experiences Minimal Growth on Tuesday

Sugarloaf Fire
News - 07/28/2022


Current Situation: This morning, the Rocky Mountain Complex Incident Management Team three, under the command of Bill Waln, assumed command of the Sugarloaf Fire.

On Tuesday, fire activity was minimal with fire behavior consisting of backing and creeping; resulting in little growth of the fire. The extensive aerial firefighting efforts on Monday and Tuesday helped keep this fire to the current 396 acres. Two Hotshot crews and one Type 2 Handcrew worked the north side of the fire to establish handline along the fire’s edge.

Today, firefighters will continue constructing line, while additional crews arrive and are added to the incident. Fire personnel will be scouting for opportunities to establish containment lines in an effort to limit impacts to surrounding properties. Crews will also be conducting structural assessments along the Bear Creek drainage today.

A Complex Incident Management Team designation replaces the traditional designation of a Type 1 or Type 2 Incident Management Team. Complex Incident Management Teams are configured to respond to large, complex fires and can expand and reduce staff in all functional areas as necessary to meet the needs of an incident.

Weather & Fuel Conditions: Mostly sunny with a slight chance of early afternoon showers and thunderstorm. Storms may bring gusty, erratic winds to the fire area. High temperatures in the low 70’s with humidity levels of 32-34%. Northwest winds will shift to the northeast, 6-14 m.p.h. with gusts to 20. Similar conditions will continue overnight with low temperatures in the 50’s.


Evacuations: An evacuation notice is in place for Bear Creek Road between the Garrett intersection and Friend Park. Pre-evacuation for Friend Park, and Fetterman to Garrett Ranch. The American Red Cross shelter in Rock River has been closed. If you are evacuating the Sugarloaf Fire area and need assistance with temporary housing, please contact Albany County Emergency Management at (307) 721-1815 or (307) 721-1896.


Fire Restrictions: Stage 1 fire restrictions have been implemented for the Laramie Peak unit of the Medicine Bow National Forest and the Thunder Basin National Grassland


Temporary Flight Restrictions: A TFR is in place over the fire area. This restricts aircraft, including drones, from entering the area without permission. Please remember; If you fly, we can’t!


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Fire Info Line: (307) 314-2244

Location:  7 miles SW of Laramie Peak, Albany County, WY.


Sugarloaf Fire Statistics:

Size:  396

Containment:  0%

Total Personnel:  100

Cause:  Human