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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 29, 2021

Crater Ridge Wildfire
News – 8/29/2021

Acres: 6,232   
Containment: 52%   
Personnel: 139   

Current Situation

  • Rain and hail occurred over the fire area today.
  • Fire behavior was minimal on Saturday due to cooler temperatures and higher humidity.
  • 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 continue to increase containment in accessible areas of the fire.
  • Crews will begin suppression repair where appropriate.

Fire Conditions and Weather

  • Sunday will be warmer with humidity falling to around 30%.
  • Precipitation not expected over the next two days.
  • Southwest winds 6 to 10 mph shifting to east winds 8 to 12 mph in the afternoon.

County Fire Restrictions

National Forest Closures and Fire Restrictions

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