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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 27. 2021

Crater Ridge Wildfire
News – 8/27/2021

Acres: 6,232   

Containment: 35%   

Personnel: 199   

Current Situation

  • Crews made good progress again yesterday, increasing containment on the fire perimeter.
  • Wyoming Type 3 Incident Management Team 2 assumed command of the incident at 6 a.m.

Operational plan for today

  • Firefighters will continue direct and indirect attacks as terrain allows
  • Crews will continue to attack the fire directly along the north, northeast, and south perimeters.

Fire Conditions and Weather

  • A cold front will push through Friday afternoon, bringing with it cooler temperatures and a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
  • On the slopes and in valleys, southwesterly winds of 8-12 mph in the morning will shift to the northwest in the afternoon, averaging 12-20 mph with gusts up to 26 mph.
  • Along ridgetops, 20 mph southwesterly winds are expected.
  • Gusty and erratic winds are expected as thunderstorms move into the area.

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