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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 - Fact Sheet - September 8, 2021 - Final

Crater Ridge Wildfire
News – 9/8/2021

Acreage: 6,502
Containment: 75%
Personnel: 61
Recent warm, dry, and windy days have contributed to more active fire behavior since Labor Day. Growth has remained slight as most areas are surrounded by already burnt timber and air resources were able to check further spread. Ongoing pockets of activity may continue to be visible on warm and dry days in the near future.

Despite the return of visible smoke, crews led by Wyoming Team 3 safely extended containment in the first part of the week and throughout their assignment. They were also able to repair areas impacted by earlier suppression efforts.“Crews were able to hold on, monitor, and put air resources on a fire that became more active in the last few days,” said Incident Commander trainee Joshua McGee.This success, including rapid response to new activity, was made possible through the support of the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security. Their communication team helps provide reliable radio coverage to incident management teams within the state of Wyoming.A Type 4 Incident Commander assumed command on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 6 am. Bighorn National Forest staff will now handle information requests about the fire and further updates will only be published if needed.County Fire Restrictions

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