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Sand Creek Fire

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Shoshone National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
808 Meadow Lane Avenue
Cody, WY 82414

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Phone: 307-212-1946
Hours: 8:00am - 7:00pm

Sand Creek Fire Update - September 19, 2021

Sand Creek Fire Wildfire
News – 9/19/2021

 Sand Creek Fire Daily Update - September 19, 2021

Acreage: 929
Containment: 44%
Personnel: 120

Current Situation

The fire increased to 929 acres yesterday with containment at 44%. High winds are expected to return from the Southwest, with Monday bringing cooler, moister, air and less wind. This fire is being managed under a full suppression strategy, ensuring all actions reflect a commitment to incident personnel safety and public safety.

Operational plan for today

Due to high winds a 22-acre slop over occurred on the Southwest corner of the fire. Accordingly, 2 additional crews have arrived to help contain this when safe to do so. In addition, on the Northeast corner of the fire high winds created spot fires that were able to be caught. Crews in this area will continue to patrol and extinguish spot fires when safe to do so.

Shoshone and Arapaho Fish and Game Road Closure

The Shoshone and Arapaho Fish and Game have issued a road closure for the Moccasin Lake and Dickinson Park Road located within the Wind River Indian Reservation.

Fire Conditions and Weather

A weather system will move into the fire area late Sunday afternoon and Sunday night. Showers may develop Sunday afternoon and continue into Sunday evening. Showers may change to snow around sunset. Scattered snow showers will occur Sunday night through Monday afternoon as the weather system progresses across the state. There will be dry periods between periods of precipitation Sunday night and Monday. Windy weather will occur through Sunday night. Southwest wind will become west after 1800 Sunday, then northwest around midnight Sunday night through daybreak Monday. The wind speeds will be less on Monday.

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