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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 6, 2021

Crater Ridge Wildfire
News – 8/6/2021

Acres: 905
Containment: 0%
Personnel: 111

Current Situation

  • A cold front approaching the area last night brought gusty winds that resulted in the fire spotting from the northeast fire perimeter across Pumpkin Creek. The fire is moving north of Pumpkin Creek.
  • The fire remains south of Forest Service Road 111 that was prepped and established as an indirect containment line.
  • Firefighters continued cold trailing and mopping up hot spots along the south and southwest fire perimeter.
  • A burnout operation occurred just north of Cub Creek along the southwest fire perimeter to eliminate heavy fuels and improve the ability to contain the fire.

Operational plan for today

  • Firefighters will work on new containment lines near the new fire perimeter where it is safe to do so. Helicopters will assist with bucket water drops to slow the fire spread.
  • Additional firefighting resources have been ordered that should arrive later today. This includes four hand crews, two Type 1 helicopters, air attack, and one dozer.

Fire Conditions and Weather

  • Today will be partly sunny, a little cooler and wetter with scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms.
  • Smokey skies will continue with much of the smoke coming from multiple fires in states further to the west as well as to the north in Canada, impacting air quality. View a smoke map at

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National Forest Closures and Fire Restrictions

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