Medicine Bow National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2468 Jackson Street
Laramie, WY 82070
Badger Creek Fire Update
Thursday, July 12, 2018
SW Wyoming Type 3 Incident Management Team 1, Incident Commander Willy Watsabaugh
Badger Creek Fire Statistics:
Start Date: June 10, 2018
Start Location: 2 miles NW of Mountain Home, WY
Approximate size: 21,310 acres
Approximate containment: 90%
Cause: Under Investigation
Assigned Personnel: 144
Current Situation: Yesterday, the Badger Creek Fire did not receive much precipitation from the scattered thunderstorms rolling through the area. The fire activity was lower than previous days, due to the higher relative humidity and calmer winds. Today, there is a chance of showers all day.
Firefighters will continue to patrol the fire’s perimeter and near structures, taking any necessary action where they can safely cool remaining hot spots. Falling teams are being utilized to take down trees in areas of concern to assist firefighters in securing those areas.
Wildland Fire Resource Advisors will be evaluating different areas of the Badger Creek Fire to document fire damage to the landscape. These Advisors provide professional knowledge and expertise for the protection of the natural, cultural and other resources within the fire area. Their findings and recommendations assist in formulating a plan for post-fire rehab in the fire area.
Closures and Public Safety: The current closure order, revised on June 30, and a map are available on InciWeb.
Fire Restrictions: Stage 1 fire restrictions went into effect on July 5, 2018 on all National Forest System lands within the Sierra Madre Range and Snowy Range on the Medicine Bow National Forest. For more information and details, visit the Badger Creek Fire’s Inciweb closure link at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5836/43668/.
Strategy: The Badger Creek Fire has been a full suppression fire from the time of initial response. Firefighters will implement strategies and tactics with the highest probability of success to protect values at risk.
Tip Line: The Badger Creek Fire remains under investigation. If you have information on activity occurring in the area near Mountain Home Off-Highway Vehicle trails north of Forest Road 501 and south of Forest Road 544, please call the Medicine Bow National Forest – Laramie Ranger District anonymous tip line at 307-745-2392.
For More Information:
Fire Info Line: (307) 745-2378; Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.