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Robinson Fire

Unit Information

High Plains District
Bureau of Land Management

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The Robinson Fire located 20 miles south of Buffalo Wyoming, was started by lightning on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Local Type 3 wildland fire units managed the fire during initial attack. Their skilled and assertive response slowed the fire’s growth despite gale force winds that grounded aircraft and threatened firefighters.

On Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 1900, the local Type 3 organization transferred command to the Rocky Mountain Area Blue Team (Type 2). With the use of aviation and Type 1 handcrews, firefighters successfully conducted a strategic burning operation. The burn operation secured the one section of the fire that was inaccessible due to the steepness of the terrain. This section of the fire will continue to be monitored however, the containment will not show on this section. Therefore containment will remain at 64%.

The Rocky Mountain Area Type 2 Blue Team transitioned with a Type 4 organization on Friday, June 18, 2021.  
 “While we know that the community would like to provide even further support through the donation of goods, at this time due to continued COVID precautions, donated goods cannot be accepted for our responders. Thank you for understanding as we strive to keep the health of our responders a top priority.”

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday June 08th, 2021 approx. 01:30 AM
Location23 Miles SW of Buffalo, WY
Incident CommanderRocky Mountain Area Blue Team - Michael Haydon
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates44.052 latitude, -106.83 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel36
Size1,038 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained64%
Fuels Involved

Timber with grass understory

Significant Events

The fire continues to be monitored by crews in timber (grass understory).


Planned Actions

Monitor fire activity. Patrol and secure firelines. Continue mop up where appropriate.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Fire behavior is creeping, backing, and smoldering.

24 hours: Minimal fire behavior due to precipitation.

48 hours: Minimal fire behavior due to precipitation and higher humidities.

72 hours: Creeping and smoldering fire behavior is expected.

After 72 hours: Minimal fire activity is expected.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Today: Dry and breezy conditions continued. Winds remained from the northwest, with some 15 mph gusts. Humidity levels remained below 20%. No rainfall is predicted before 18:00.

Tomorrow: Rain showers are likely through the day. There is a slight chance of thunderstorms late in the afternoon. The chance of wetting rain is 70%.