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Crater Ridge

Unit Information

Bighorn National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2013 Eastside 2nd St
Sheridan, WY 82801

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Crater Ridge Fire - Daily Fact Sheet, July 23, 2021

Crater Ridge Wildfire
News – 7/23/2021

Acres: 383

Containment: 0%

Personnel: 242   

Current Situation

  • Recent rains have moderated fire activity; but warming, drying trends this weekend indicate potential for increased activity and growth.
  • Firefighters continue to prepare indirect containment lines in areas that have been identified as having the highest likelihood of success in stopping the fire if it becomes active and begins to move again. This work is expected to continue for 7-10 days.
  • Flatter, more moderate terrain along Boyd Ridge presents opportunities to use heavy equipment to augment firefighter capacity.
  • The Crater Ridge Fire has been, and continues to be, a full suppression fire.

Operational plan for today

  • More heavy equipment has arrived. Skidders and feller bunchers are being used to connect small clearings along Boyd Ridge and create defensible containment line along the southern edge of the fire.
  • Crews on the western and northern sides of the fire are working to complete containment line along Pumpkin Creek.

Fire Conditions and Weather

  • Warm temperatures and dry conditions are expected to continue through the weekend and early into next week.  Winds are expected to remain light.
  • The fire will smolder and have low spread potential for several days until drying occurs.

County Fire Restrictions

National Forest Closures and Fire Restrictions