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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 16, 2021 Released: 8/16/2021
Acres: 2,785Containment: 30%Personnel: 180 Current Situation Drier and windier weather caused the fire to make short uphill crown runs (moving from treetop to treetop) with group tree torching...
Crater Ridge Fire - Daily Fact Sheet, August 15, 2021 Released: 8/15/2021
Acres: 2,477Containment: 30%Personnel: 224Current SituationThe fire continued to burn yesterday producing moderate fire behavior as it moved slowly down slope (backing) and burning individual trees...
Crater Ridge Fire - Daily Fact Sheet, August 14, 2021 Released: 8/14/2021
Acres: 2,427Containment: 30%Personnel: 188Current Situation Moderate fire behavior was exhibited yesterday along the north and east fire perimeters. Individual and small groups of trees caught fire...
Crater Ridge Fire - Daily Fact Sheet, August 13, 2021 Released: 8/14/2021
Acres: 2,033Containment: 30%Personnel: 188 Current Situation There was moderate fire behavior yesterday as the fire pushed to the west, producing flareups and making short runs as it burned into...
Crater Ridge Fire - Daily Fact Sheet, August 12, 2021 Released: 8/12/2021
Acres: 2,033Containment: 30%Personnel: 139 Current Situation Fire activity was moderate yesterday as it continued to burn moving to the northwest and southeast. The fire is moving to the west and...
Crater Ridge Fire - Daily Fact Sheet, August 11, 2021 Released: 8/11/2021
Acres: 1,660Containment: 35% Personnel: 89Current Situation Spotting caused the fire to spread in all directions yesterday due to gusty winds, and warmer and drier conditions. A multi-mission...
Crater Ridge Fire - Daily Fact Sheet, August 10, 2021 Released: 8/10/2021
Acres: 1,561Containment: 35%Personnel: 90  Current Situation A Fire Weather Watch will go into effect this afternoon through this evening. A Watch is an alert for a high potential of the...
Crater Ridge Fire - Daily Fact Sheet, August 9, 2021 Released: 8/9/2021
Acres: 1,258 Containment: 20% Personnel: 93   Current Situation The fire was more active yesterday than observed over the past few days due to the warmer and drier weather. Gusty winds up to...
Crater Ridge Fire - Daily Fact Sheet, August 8, 2021 Released: 8/8/2021
Acres: 1,258Containment: 20%Personnel: 145Current Situation A RED FLAG WARNING will go into effect today at Noon through Midnight tonight. Continued fire activity and growth is expected today. The...
Crater Ridge Fire - Daily Fact Sheet, August 7, 2021 Released: 8/7/2021
Acres: 1,258Containment: 20%Personnel: 145 Current Situation The northeast fire perimeter where the fire crossed Pumpkin Creek was very active with some crowning through 2:00 p.m. yesterday...