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Last week’s winter weather was enough to fully contain the Crater Ridge Fire, with only a few pockets of heat left within the thoroughly doused area. Bighorn National Forest shared its latest update on the Crater Ridge Fire on Friday, Oct. 15. Nearly three months to the day since the fire was first reported, it…

With winter weather pounding northwest Wyoming, it may be the season-ending event needed to finally extinguish the over 7,000-acre Crater Ridge Fire. Wyoming will continue to stay under a heavy blanket of snow throughout Tuesday, Oct. 12. Forecasts for the Bighorn Basin call for anywhere from seven to thirteen inches of snow before the storm…

Another wildfire has sparked in Shoshone National Forest, prompting an immediate aerial response to the area not far from Wapiti and the North Fork Highway. Officials at Shoshone National Forest announced that a new wildfire was detected on the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 26. Its cause is currently unknown and under investigation. The “Clocktower incident”…

Both fires in northwest Wyoming – the Crater Ridge Fire and Sand Creek Fire – are slowly growing, both in size and containment, as the firefights continue. As September progresses, both of the major wildfires in northwest Wyoming are down but not out – literally. Day by day, both the Crater Ridge Fire and Sand…

Two men are in custody after shots were fired, a car totaled, and a major Wyoming highway closed for hours during a night of crime in Washakie County. On Wednesday, Sept. 15, Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rankess released a statement with more details on what happened overnight in Bighorn National Forest on Sept. 14 and…

Two men are in custody after multiple Washakie County law enforcement agencies responded to a “critical incident” in Bighorn National Forest on Tuesday night. At 9:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14, the Washakie County Sheriff’s Office and Worland Police Department announced the closure of the entirety of Highway 16 between Ten Sleep and Buffalo. The…

Shoshone National Forest ends a relatively quiet summer with a fast-growing wildfire near Lander, which has grown over 700 acres in just a few days. At 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, a Wyoming Type 3 Incident Management Team 3 assumed command of the Sand Creek Fire. It’s the largest wildfire in Shoshone National Forest…

No news is good news for the Crater Ridge Fire in Bighorn National Forest, as firefighters work to increase containment while the acreage stands unchanged. News on the still-burning Crater Ridge Fire is becoming less frequent. Instead, daily updates have transitioned to periodic bursts of news, primarily good, showing that the fire is finally dying…

In what could be the final daily update, the Crater Ridge Fire is cooling off while weeks of mitigation efforts in Bighorn National Forest are paying off. The latest daily update from the Wyoming Type 3 I.M.T. Team 2 managing the Crater Ridge Fire may be the last. Actions being taken by on-the-ground personnel in…

The ongoing fight against the 6,000-acre Crater Ridge Fire in Bighorn National Forest is making headway as fire activity slows while containment grows. Bighorn National Forest has made significant progress in its full suppression efforts for the Crater Ridge Fire. Thanks to lower temperatures and higher humidity, mitigation efforts are becoming more effective in curtailing…


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