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Crater Ridge

Unit Information

Bighorn National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2013 Eastside 2nd St
Sheridan, WY 82801

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Incident Contact

Bighorn NF Public Affairs Office
Email: sara.kirol@usda.gov
Phone: 307-683-7019
Hours: M-F 9 am to 5 pm

Crater Ridge Fire - Daily Fact Sheet, August 2, 2021

Crater Ridge Wildfire
News – 8/2/2021

Acres: 685
Containment: 0%
Personnel: 194 

Current Situation

  • Today, a Type 3 organization assumed command of the Crater Ridge Fire. The objectives are to keep the fire north of Cub Creek and south of Pumpkin Creek.
  • The fire behavior will be mostly smoldering and creeping in areas of heavy fuel. There is still potential for increased activity if the fire moves into available fuel.
  • 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

  • Firefighters continue to construct and improve indirect fire lines, utilizing natural barriers, and the use of heavy equipment is aiding them in their efforts.
  • Three to five days of work is expected to complete all planned indirect fire lines, working counterclockwise around the fire.
  • Firefighters are continuing to construct handline in a northern section of the indirect containment line area. This area is not accessible for heavy equipment.

Fire Conditions and Weather

  • High pressure starts to break down today and will bring a chance for showers and thunderstorms to the local area later in the day and tonight. On Tuesday will also have a chance for showers and thunderstorms.
  • Smoke is still visible across Wyoming and will impact air quality, coming from multiple fires in states further to the west as well as to the north in Canada. View a smoke map at https://fire.airnow.gov/

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National Forest Closures and Fire Restrictions

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