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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 28, 2021

Crater Ridge Wildfire
News – 8/28/2021

Acres: 6,232   

Containment: 42%   

Personnel: 164   

Current Situation

Minimal fire behavior yesterday made for a pretty quiet day on the fire.Crews continued to attack the fire directly along the north, northeast and south perimeters and were able to secure more of the fire’s perimeter.In the interest of firefighter and public safety, a closure order remains in effect for areas near the fire. The closure area impacts access on Forest Roads 11, 110, 111, 112, 125, 144, 145, 147 and Forest Trails 004, 006, 050, 074, 076, 096, 428, and 429.

Operational plan for today

  • Firefighters will take advantage of cooler weather to continue their direct attack in priority areas.
  • Crews will also begin working in the unsecured area north of Forest Road 111.

Fire Conditions and Weather

  • Saturday will be cooler with humidity only falling to around 50 percent.
  • Occasional showers will continue through the morning, then decrease Saturday afternoon.
  • Winds will not be overly strong, with ridgetop gusts generally staying below 20 mph.

County Fire Restrictions

National Forest Closures and Fire Restrictions

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