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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 28, 2021

Crater Ridge Wildfire
News – 7/28/2021

Acres: 641
Containment: 0%
Personnel: 273

Current Situation

  • Water bucket drops from air operations continue to be effective at delaying the spread of the fire, keeping it north of Cub Creek. Holding the fire is critical as firefighters work to construct containment lines.
  • Weather will shift as monsoonal moisture starts to increase across the region bringing possible isolated showers. A cold front will shift winds to a more easterly wind becoming breezy at times.
  • 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 completed a burnout operation yesterday on a small section on the western edge of the fire. Fire monitoring continues.
  • Division D continues to improve containment line in the Pumpkin Creek drainage.
  • In Division W, line construction on Boyd Ridge continues to progress. The use of heavy equipment is aiding firefighters in widening the containment lines.

Fire Conditions and Weather

  • Increased moisture moves into the area today with a very slight chance of precipitation in the evening, the best chances for wetting rain, one-tenth of an inch or more, will be Thursday through Sunday.
  • Smoke from Oregon and northern California is visible across Wyoming. View a smoke map at

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