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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, Sep. 2, 2021

Crater Ridge Wildfire
News – 9/2/2021

Acres: 6,232   
Containment: 52%   
Personnel: 116

Current Situation

  • Crews successfully engaged flare-ups caused by warmer and drier weather earlier in the week.
  • Firefighters laid hose around a 4-acre spot fire near Lodge Grass Creek and air resources dropped buckets on spots above Cub Creek.
  • Bighorn National Forest announced a reduction of the closure area around the fire which will take effect today.

Operational plan for today

  • Firefighters will continue to work on spots in the Lodge Grass Creek and Cub Creek.
  • Crews will continue suppression repair work elsewhere on the fire including low stumping and dragging slash into fire lines.

Fire Conditions and Weather

  • Temperatures will be cooler over the next couple of days with highs in the upper 50s and low 60s and higher humidity levels.
  • Increasing chance of showers and thunderstorms beginning this afternoon and continuing through Friday.
  • West winds of 8-16 mph will change to stronger northeast winds in the afternoon.
  • Gusty and erratic winds expected near thunderstorms.

County Fire Restrictions

National Forest Closures and Fire Restrictions

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