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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 25, 2021

Crater Ridge Wildfire
News – 7/25/2021


Acres: 564 
Containment: 0%
Personnel: 255
 
 
 Current Situation

  • Despite recent moisture, fuels are curing and fire activity is increasing a few days earlier than anticipated.
  • Air operations assisted firefighters with water drops yesterday as the fire pushed to the northeast near Cub Creek.
  • The Crater Ridge Fire has been, and continues to be, a full suppression fire. Strategically established indirect containment lines have been created in anticipation of increased fire activity.

Operational plan for today

  • Division A has completed the hand line they have been constructing along FS roads 110 and 111. They will begin chipping today.
  • North of the fire, firefighters have completed chipping along Pumpkin Creek. Division D will continue to improve lines here.
  • Feller-bunchers and skidders have been working to clear fuels from the footprint of the 2003 Little Horn II Fire, to the southwest along Boyd Ridge Road.
  • As contingency lines near completion and fuels become receptive, firefighters may have opportunities to conduct firing operations to strengthen containment lines.

Fire Conditions and Weather

  • High pressure will remain in the area with temperatures peaking on Monday and Tuesday. Later in the week, NE winds will bring cooler weather and a chance of showers Thursday and Friday.
  • 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 increased in intensity yesterday. It will be more active Sunday, particularly in Cub Creek. Grassy fuels on south facing slopes are curing and expected to carry fire.

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