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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 30, 2021

Crater Ridge Wildfire
News – 8/30/2021

Acreage: 6,232 acres
Containment: 52%
Personnel: 135 


Current Situation

Firefighters attacked the fire directly by laying hose to wet and cool the ground along the southeastern perimeter of the fire.Crews addressed hotspots along the northeast perimeter of the fire.On the north perimeter, firefighters began suppression repair work.

Operational plan for today

  • In an effort to increase containment, firefighters will continue to seek out and attack isolated hot spots.
  • Suppression repair work will continue along containment lines.

Fire Conditions and Weather

  • Today will be mostly sunny and dry.
  • Upslope winds of 6-10 mph with occasional afternoon thermal gusts in the 20- to 30-mph range are expected.
  • Ridgetop winds will increase Monday night.

County Fire Restrictions

National Forest Closures and Fire Restrictions

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