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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 29, 2021

Crater Ridge Wildfire
News – 7/29/2021

Acres: 641 
Containment: 0%
Personnel: 217 

Current Situation

  • 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

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