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Crater Ridge

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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 24, 2021

Crater Ridge Wildfire
News – 7/24/2021

Acres: 383
Containment: 0%
Personnel: 270

Current Situation

  • Warmer, drier conditions are curing fuels and increasing the potential for active fire behavior.
  • Firefighters continue to prepare indirect containment lines. This work is expected to continue for 6-9 more days.
  • Completion of containment line will not mean that the fire is contained; available fuels remain between this line and the active fire.
  • The Crater Ridge Fire has been, and continues to be, a full suppression fire.

Operational plan for today

  • Division A will work to finish hand line they have been constructing along FS roads 110 and 111.
  • North of the fire, firefighters are using chippers to shred slash and disperse fuels along Pumpkin Creek.
  • Feller-bunchers and skidders will cut, skid and deck timber to connect open patches and clear containment line along Boyd Ridge Road.

Fire Conditions and Weather

  • High pressure will remain in the area through Monday with temperatures in the low 70s and a relative humidity of 20-25%. Tuesday and Wednesday, cooler temperatures and moisture are anticipated.
  • Smoke from northern California is visible across Wyoming, and air quality is moderately impacted. View a smoke map at
  • The fire showed a slight increase in activity yesterday with some moderate activity in areas of thick fuels. Hazy skies shaded the fire from drying and warming sunshine; this lessened intensity and prevented the fire from experiencing much spread.

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