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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 27, 2021

Crater Ridge Wildfire
News – 7/27/2021

Acres: 641
Containment: 0%
Personnel: 228  

Current Situation

  • Today will be the warmest and driest day of the week which will cause fire behavior to intensify. The fire has been smoldering and creeping but as fuels dry out there is likelihood for more torching in the heavy timbered areas.
  • Both Type 1 helicopters continue to aid in firefighting operations by dropping water on the fire as it progresses into the Cub Creek drainage. Over 70,000 gallons of water was dropped yesterday. Similar air operations are expected today.
  • The Crater Ridge Fire remains a full suppression fire. Strategically established indirect containment lines have been created and are being improved in anticipation of increased fire activity.

Operational plan for today

  • Division A continues to improve line along FS roads 110 and 111. There will be mop-up operations to clear debris from a previous timber sale.
  • Division W line construction on Boyd Ridge is progressing. Feller-bunchers and skidders will continue cutting trees and removing logs from the area.
  • As fire activity increases, crews are prepared to conduct firing operations, if needed, to burn out available fuels, removing them from the fire’s path to check the fire’s growth.

Fire Conditions and Weather

  • Today will be warm and dry, with occasional gusty winds over the fire. Increased moisture moves into the area Wednesday, with the best chances for wetting rain coming Thursday through Sunday.
  • Smoke from northern California is visible across Wyoming. There is an Air Quality Alert in effect for northern Wyoming until 1:00 PM today. View the alert at View a smoke map at

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