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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 30, 2021

Crater Ridge Wildfire
News – 7/30/2021

Acres: 641
Containment: 0%
Personnel: 214

Current Situation

  • Minimal fire activity is expected today. Depending on the amount of precipitation received, the fire will actively smolder with possible creeping in dryer fuels.
  • Reduced fire potential and spread are anticipated as jackpots, or concentrations of heavy fuels continue to burn.  
  • 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 improving indirect fire lines along Boyd Ridge Road.
  • Division D is monitoring fire activity in the Pumpkin Creek and Cub Creek drainages. Continuing to construct and improve indirect fire lines along Forest Service road 111.
  • 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

  • Scattered showers and thunderstorms will occur today, and into the weekend. Temperatures will remain seasonally cool and humidity will remain elevated throughout the weekend.
  • Air quality improves, however smoke will still be visible across Wyoming, coming from multiple fires in states further to the west as well as to the north in Canada. View a smoke map at

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