Crater Ridge Fire - Daily Fact Sheet, July 24, 2021
Crater Ridge Wildfire
News – 7/24/2021
- 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 https://fire.airnow.gov/
- 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.
County Fire Restrictions
National Forest Closures and Fire Restrictions