Medicine Bow National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2468 Jackson Street
Laramie, WY 82070
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Badger Creek Fire Update
June 24, 2018
Type 3 Incident Management Team
Beau Kidd, Incident Commander
Information Center: (307) 745-2378
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Current Situation: The Badger Creek Fire Emergency Closure on US Forest Service administered lands are still in effect to protect the public from hazardous conditions caused by the fire and to create a safer working environment for fire personnel. This emergency closure also pertains to residents within the burn area. Under the order, roads and trails are closed to all motorized traffic and human presence, with the exception of FSR 526 (Boswell Creek Road), FSR 898F, FSR 544, FSR 512WA, FSR 512, and US Highway 230. Only residents are allowed to enter their property. Visit inciweb for more information on the Badger Creek Emergency Closure.
The public should be aware that smoke and flames may be visible within the fire’s interior; fire-weakened and beetle-killed trees could fall without warning; and stump holes and ash pits pose a risk to those walking off of established roadways within the fire perimeter. Motorists are encouraged to drive cautiously as operations continue in the area.
Minimal fire behavior was observed yesterday on the fireline due to cooler temperatures. Cooler weather will continue today with thunderstorms and rain likely. Firefighters will continue to monitor areas of concern and suppress where they can safely do so. There are currently 147 personnel assigned to the fire. There has been no growth on the Badger Creek Fire, and it remains 20,357 acres with 94% containment.
Strategy: The Badger Creek Fire is a full suppression fire. Firefighters will implement strategies and tactics where and when they can continue to be successful protecting values with the lowest risk necessary.
Closures and Public Safety: An emergency closure remains in place on the Medicine Bow National Forest - Laramie Ranger District in the immediate area of the Badger Creek Fire. The closure is in place to ensure the protection of the public and fire personnel.
Tip Line: The Badger Creek Fire remains under investigation. Preliminary investigation indicates that the Badger Creek Fire was human-caused. 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. When calling the tip line, please provide information about the date, time, location, and any identifying facts about the activity.
Badger Creek Fire Statistics:
Start Date: June 10
Location: 2 miles NW of Mountain Home, WY
Size: 20,357 acres
Percent Contained: 94%
Cause: Under Investigation
For More Information:
Fire Info Line: (307) 745-2378
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday June 10th, 2018 approx. 05:02 PM|
|Location||2 miles NW of Mountain Home, WY|
|Incident Commander||Beau Kidd Type 3 Incident Management Team|
|Coordinates||41.023 latitude, -106.199 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||94%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Saturday June 30th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM|
Minimal fire behavior with areas within the interior that continue to creep and smolder.
Patrol & mop up to the extent necessary to minimize the potential for escape & protect structures & infrastructure. Monitor interior unburned pockets.
|Projected Incident Activity|
A gradual warming, drying trend will begin on Monday. High pressure will dominate with hot/dry conditions on Tuesday.
Last report unless significant activity occurs.
Weather will return to more seasonal conditions during the week.