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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 31, 2021

Crater Ridge Wildfire
News – 8/31/2021

Acreage: 6,232Containment: 52%Personnel: 133
Current Situation

  • Firefighters made good progress with direct tactics on Monday at Mann Creek, Cub Creek, and south of FS Road 111 toward Pumpkin Creek.
  • Crews completed repair of dozer line on the north end of the fire.

Operational plan for today

  • Fire crews will continue direct action where terrain and conditions allow.
  • Other firefighters and equipment will repair areas impacted by suppression activity in the southeast half of the fire.

Fire Conditions and Weather

  • Today is forecast to be the hottest day of the week with sunny weather, temperatures in the mid-70s, and relative humidity below 20%.
  • Upslope winds will be 10-15 mph with afternoon gusts up to 30 mph.
  • Warm, dry, and windy conditions could lead to more active fire behavior, especially in heavy fuels which may hold residual heat.
  • Beginning this evening, a dry cold front will bring gusty ridgetop winds.

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