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Sand Creek Fire

Unit Information

Shoshone National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
808 Meadow Lane Avenue
Cody, WY 82414

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Incident Contact

Fire Information
Phone: 307-212-1946
Hours: 8:00am - 7:00pm

Highlighted Activity

09/22/2021 Sand Creek Fire Update - September 22, 2021
Acreage: 929Containment: 58%Personnel: 103Lander, Wyo. September 22, 2021 - There has been no active growth on the Sand Creek Fire over the past 3 days. The fire is located west of Lander on Shoshone.
News - 09/22/2021
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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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday September 09th, 2021 approx. 03:00 PM
LocationSand Creek 13 miles West of Lander
Incident CommanderMarcus Vigil
Coordinates42.84 latitude, -108.998 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel103
Size929 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateFriday October 01st, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Short Grass (1 foot)

Brush (2 feet)

Significant Events





Planned Actions

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

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Above normal temperatures will prevail Friday through at least early next week. Afternoon westerly wind 10 to 20 mph is likely over the weekend.