Medicine Bow National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2468 Jackson Street
Laramie, WY 82070
Hours: M-F, 8-5
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday September 04th, 2019 approx. 11:30 AM|
|Location||Located in the Ashenfelder Basin, N of Laramie Peak, W of Harris Park, and S of Esterbrook in Converse County, WY|
|Incident Commander||Jeramy Dietz, USFS|
|Incident Description||The Fire Is Burning In Rugged, Rocky Terrain Where Access Is Difficult. Crew Are Being Flown In To Work Directly On The Fire.|
|Coordinates||42.326 latitude, -105.413 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday September 08th, 2019 approx. 02:00 PM|
Dead & down trees, grass
Transfer of command from Rankin's Type 3 team to Ward's Type 4 will occur this morning.
Helitack crew will monitor Ashenfelder Fire to insure containment and will respond initial attack on any new fires in the area.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Monitor Ashenfelder Fire by helicopter, respond to initial attack in new fires.
Predictions for afternoon and evening thunderstorms with hail and high winds are creating safety concerns. Helicopters plan to shuttle fire crews working remotely to basecamp Sunday morning.