Shoshone National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
808 Meadow Lane Avenue
Cody, WY 82414
Hours: 8:00am - 7:00pm
The Sand Creek Fire is located west of Lander on the Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest; the fire was first reported on the afternoon of September 9, 2021 east of the Dickinson Park Guard Station in the Sand Creek drainage. Fire activity has increased to 749 acres as of Saturday September 11, 2021. The fire is located in remote and rugged terrain. Additional resources have been ordered and the Wyoming Type 3 Incident Management Team 3 assumed command of the fire on Saturday evening.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday September 09th, 2021 approx. 03:00 PM|
|Location||Sand Creek 13 miles West of Lander|
|Incident Commander||Jacob Binns, USFS|
|Coordinates||42.84 latitude, -108.998 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||75%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Friday October 01st, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Short Grass (1 foot)
Brush (2 feet)
Prevent fire spread toward structures and areas that would contribute to significant growth. Continue to achieve additional containment through mop up.
|Projected Incident Activity|
12 hrs.: Decreased fire behavior today.
24 hrs.: Minimal fire behavior.
72 hrs.: Drying and warming trend.
Land ownership BLM: 228, USFS: 701
Above normal temperatures will prevail Friday through at least early next week. Afternoon westerly wind 10 to 20 mph is likely over the weekend.