Crater Ridge Fire - Daily Fact Sheet, July 29, 2021
Crater Ridge Wildfire
News – 7/29/2021
- Moisture and cooler temperatures will decrease fire potential and spread. Heavy fuels will remain dry and continue to burn well until the fire receives significant precipitation.
- With more favorable weather conditions the likelihood of the fire crossing Cub Creek and moving up Crater Ridge decreases.
- 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 will be monitoring fire activity and directing water bucket drops from air operations. Heavy equipment will move-in to aid in the improvement of indirect containment lines.
- Division D is monitoring the Pumpkin Creek drainage and assisting with managing water dip sites, locations where helicopters get water, which could be ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, or portable pools known as pumpkins.
- In Division W continues with line construction on Boyd Ridge. The use of heavy equipment is aiding firefighters in widening and improving the containment lines.
Fire Conditions and Weather
- There will be cooler temperatures with highs in the mid-70s. The best chance for showers and thunderstorms will be today, with daily chances occurring through early next week.
- Smoke from multiple fires in states further to the west as well as to the north in Canada is visible across Wyoming. View a smoke map at https://fire.airnow.gov/
County Fire Restrictions
National Forest Closures and Fire Restrictions