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Badger Creek Fire

Unit Information

Medicine Bow National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2468 Jackson Street
Laramie, WY 82070

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Revised Badger Creek Fire area closure, 7/27/18Image options: [ Full Size ]


- 100% containment was declared on July 26, 2018. The fire is now in patrol status.

Badger Creek Fire Statistics:

Start Date: June 10, 2018

Start Location: 2 miles NW of Mountain Home, WY

Size: 21,310 acres

Containment: 100%

Cause: Under Investigation

Flash floods and debris flows are a concern when heavy rain develops in the burn area. The public is encouraged to listen to weather radios, radio stations and sign-up for the National Weather Service’s Weather Alert notification. You can sign-up by going to https://www.weather.gov/alerts.

The National Weather Service is also on social media.

Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NWSCheyenne

Twitter at https://twitter.com/NWSCheyenne.


Closures and Public Safety: A revised Emergency Area Closure is in place and prohibits all public foot, bicycle, and vehicle traffic, along with drones. This includes all spur roads and trails that enter into the burned area, with the exception of authorized emergency resources on official duty and persons with a permit specifically authorizing them to be there. This closure allows firefighters to continue their work on the fire. The closure order and map are available on InciWeb.

Fire Restrictions: Stage 1 fire restrictions went into effect on July 5, 2018 on all National Forest System lands within the Sierra Madre Range and Snowy Range on the Medicine Bow National Forest. For more information and details, visit the Badger Creek Fire’s Inciweb closure link at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5836/43668/.


Strategy: The Badger Creek Fire has been a full suppression fire from the time of initial response. Firefighters will implement strategies and tactics with the highest probability of success to protect values at risk.


Tip Line: The Badger Creek Fire remains under investigation. If you have information on activity occurring in the area near Mountain Home Off-Highway Vehicle trails north of Forest Road 501 and south of Forest Road 544, please call the Medicine Bow National Forest – Laramie Ranger District anonymous tip line at 307-745-2392.


For More Information:

Twitter: @FS_MBRTB

Fire Info Line: (307) 745-2378; Hours of Operation: M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown
Date of OriginSunday June 10th, 2018 approx. 05:02 PM
Location2 miles NW of Mountain Home, WY
Incident CommanderType 5 Incident
Coordinates41.023 latitude, -106.199 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel10
Size21,310 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber

Significant Events

Minimal fire behavior with areas of smoldering and creeping. Some interior smoke visible.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue to monitor the perimeter, mop-up and monitor the weather.

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal fire activity with interior smokes. Securing and cooling heat in areas that pose a threat to the line and nearby structures, when safe to do so and monitoring fire activity. Monitoring weather and perimeter.

Remarks

Wyoming Highways 230 and 10 will remain open to the public unless fire activity increases. Area closures and Stage 1 Fire Restrictions remain in place.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Scatter thunderstorms over the area with potential of flooding.