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Sugarloaf fire remains 839 acres as containment increases to 31%
News - 08/08/2022
Fire behavior yesterday was moderate with some isolated burning of interior pockets of fuel which created a few small visible smoke columns. All fire activity yesterday was well within the established containment lines and crews utilized helicopters with buckets of water to cool these pockets of heat. Crews were able to gain additional containment on the northeast side of the fire bringing containment to 31% and the fire remains 839 acres.
On the west side of the fire in Division Zulu, crews continue to mop up hot spots and patrol the fire line along Cow Creek to further strengthen the fire line. Burning of interior pockets of fuel may continue today producing visible columns of smoke.
On the east side of the fire in Division Alpha, a small number of hot spots remain in the southern part of the division. Hotshot crews continue to patrol and utilize an infra-red drone to locate those hot spots and take suppression action when they can safely access those hot spots.
The Structure Division will continue supporting the other Divisions and completing back haul of materials from indirect fire lines and structure protection.
This will be the last written update for the Sugarloaf Fire. Rocky Mountain Complex Incident Management Team Three will turn the fire back to the Medicine-Bow National Forest at 0700 on Saturday August 6, 2022. All further updates will be posted to Inciweb.nwcg.gov.
Weather & Fuel Conditions:
Over the next two days higher temperatures and drying conditions return to the area. Interior pockets of unburned fuels within the fire perimeter will continue to smolder with the possibility of isolated single tree torching. A summer cold front will enter the area bringing widespread showers and thunderstorms over the weekend.
All evacuation and pre-evacuation notices have been lifted for the Sugarloaf Fire as of 1200 on August 3, 2022. Please contact Albany County Emergency Management with any questions at (307) 721-1815 or (307) 721-1896.
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect for the Laramie Peak unit of the Medicine Bow National Forest and the Thunder Basin National Grassland https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd1045796.pdf
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!
For More Information:
Fire Info Line: (307) 314-2244
Location: 7 miles SW of Laramie Peak, Albany County, WY.
Sugarloaf Fire Statistics:
Total Personnel: 277