Crater Ridge Fire - Daily Fact Sheet, August 2, 2021
Crater Ridge Wildfire
News – 8/2/2021
- 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/
County Fire Restrictions
National Forest Closures and Fire Restrictions