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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, August 3, 2021

Crater Ridge Wildfire
News – 8/3/2021

Acres: 758 
Containment: 0%
Personnel 194 

Current Situation

  • A Multi-Mission Aircraft (MMA) flight yesterday showed the fire has grown to 758 acres. Most of the growth occurred on the north side of the fire, towards Pumpkin Creek.
  • There is a chance for moisture over the fire as scattered showers and thunderstorms move into the area today.
  • There is still a closure order in effect for Bighorn National Forest land around the fire area. The closure area was chosen to protect the public as timber fuels remain dry in the area. The Forest will continue to evaluate heat remaining on the fire and moisture received to determine where and when the closure area may be modified.
  • 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.
  • Two to four days of work is expected to complete all planned indirect fire lines, working counterclockwise around the fire.

Fire Conditions and Weather

  • Today, scattered showers and thunderstorms move into the area bringing moisture and cooler temperatures.
  • 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

County Fire Restrictions

National Forest Closures and Fire Restrictions

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