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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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News Releases — Crater Ridge

Crater Ridge Fire - Daily Fact Sheet, August 26, 2021 Released: 8/26/2021
Acres: 6,232     Containment: 29%     Personnel: 179     Current Situation Firefighters had another productive day working the fire’s edge where terrain allows along the north,...
Crater Ridge Fire - Daily Fact Sheet, August 25, 2021 Released: 8/25/2021
Acres: 6,232      Containment: 29%        Personnel: 178       Current Situation Firefighters took advantage of reduced fire activity by working the fire’s edge where possible along...
Crater Ridge Fire - Daily Fact Sheet, August 24, 2021 Released: 8/24/2021
Acres: 6,123   Containment: 28%   Personnel: 170     Current Situation Firefighters were able to continue construction on direct firelines on the north and southeast fire perimeters...
Crater Ridge Fire - Daily Fact Sheet, August 23, 2021 Released: 8/23/2021
Acres: 6,123  Containment: 28%  Personnel: 189   Current Situation Crews continued their work on the perimeter cold trailing and mopping up hot spots while scouting for locations to construct...
Crater Ridge Fire - Daily Fact Sheet, August 22, 2021 Released: 8/22/2021
Acres: 6,123Containment: 30%Personnel: 226Current Situation Hot and dry conditions with erratic gusty winds hit the fire last Tuesday, August 17 resulting in extreme fire behavior. The full extent of...
Crater Ridge Fire - Daily Fact Sheet, August 21, 2021 Released: 8/21/2021
Acres: 4,343Containment: 30%Personnel: 214 Current Situation Firefighters woke up yesterday to snow on the ground, slick road conditions and visibility limited to about 300 feet due to a heavy fog...
Crater Ridge Fire - Daily Fact Sheet, August 20, 2021 Released: 8/20/2021
Acres: 4,343Containment: 30%Personnel: 211 Current Situation Firefighters were hampered by low visibility but continued to make steady progress on locating hot spots, mopping up and constructing...
Crater Ridge Fire - Daily Fact Sheet, August 19, 2021 Released: 8/19/2021
Acres: 4,343Containment: 30%Personnel: 185 Current Situation Despite firefighter efforts, two Forest Service-administered structures were lost on the east side of the fire due to Tuesday’s...
Crater Ridge Fire - Daily Fact Sheet, August 18, 2021 Released: 8/18/2021
Acres: 4,093Containment: 30%Personnel: 180 Current Situation Firefighters faced their biggest challenge yesterday afternoon when high gusty winds pushed the fire across FSR 111. Poor visibility...
Crater Ridge Fire - Daily Fact Sheet, August 17, 2021 Released: 8/17/2021
Acres: 3,357Containment: 30%Personnel: 200 Current Situation Another hot and dry day kept the fire active as it continued to move further west into the 1970 Pumpkin Creek burn scar with uphill runs...