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Sugarloaf Fire

Unit Information

Medicine Bow National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2468 Jackson Street
Laramie, WY 82070

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Fire Information
Phone: 970-819-2898
Hours: 8 am - 5 pm

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  • Fire is 839 acres
  • Containment is at 60%
  • Significant moisture was received in the fire area over the weekend
  • As of Monday, Aug. 8 the Sugarloaf Fire will be put into patrol status and most resources will be reassigned
  • No smoke has been visible over the fire in several days
  • Containment of the fire will likely never reach 100% since active fire has not tested fire lines
  • The fire is human caused, anyone with information on how the fire started can call the Forest Service Law Enforcement Tip Line, 303-275-5266
  • The fire origin is near the terminus of Forest Road 637 and the Cow Creek Trailhead
  • First reported Monday afternoon, July 25
  • Burning in timber, rocky, difficult to access terrain
  • Approximately 7 miles SW of Laramie Peak and 5 miles SW of Friend Park Campground

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman
Date of OriginMonday July 25th, 2022 approx. 04:14 PM
Location25 miles NW of Wheatland, WY
Incident CommanderMedicine Bow National Forest
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates42.205 latitude, -105.591 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel9
Size839 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained60%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday August 17th, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Significant Events

Minimal fire behavior. Patrol status.