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Crater Ridge Fire

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Despite mitigation efforts, the Crater Ridge Fire in Bighorn National Forest is over 4,000 acres and will likely keep burning until the year’s first heavy snow. As of Thursday, August 19, the Crater Ridge Fire is 4,343 acres. It remains 30% contained, as it has for the past two weeks. InciWeb describes the fire activity…

After a month, the Crater Ridge Fire has burned over 3,000 acres in Bighorn National Forest, with dry, windy weather aiding the flames rather than firefighters. The Crater Ridge Fire continues to burn through trees and tinder in Bighorn National Forest. As it moves into its fourth week, spotting flames are just as important as…

Showers and thunderstorms will (hopefully) bring much-needed relief to the Bighorn Basin while temperatures will drop over 30 degrees overnight. Cody, Worland, and the entire Bighorn Basin will experience a week of wild weather. As a result, residents should prepare for anything and everything over the next few days. According to the National Weather Service…

As wildfires stretch federal resources and personnel to their limits, the U.S. Forest Service moves into PL5 – with potentially dire consequences for Wyoming. Considering the massive wildfires burning in Wyoming and throughout the United States, the U.S. Forest Service made a sobering announcement. As of last week, the agency has entered Preparedness Level 5…

Ongoing efforts to contain the Crater Ridge Fire in Bighorn National Forest are going well, with new teams implementing old strategies to stop its spread. According to the latest update from the U.S. Forest Service, a Type 3 organization assumed command of the Crater Ridge Fire on Monday, August 2. This team will be guiding…

An aggressive full suppression campaign continues to stop the Crater Ridge Fire, which has now consumed 600 acres in Bighorn National Forest. Over the past few weeks, the Crater Ridge Fire continues to burn thru Bighorn National Forest. Since first being reported on July 17, the fire has grown to 641 acres. It remains the…

Efforts to stop the Crater Ridge Fire in Bighorn National Forest are getting more aggressive as the fire grows to nearly 400 acres with 0% containment. The latest update from Bighorn National Forest confirms the Crater Ridge Fire has grown since the last report. Its size increased from 200 acres on Monday, July 19, to…

The latest wildfire in the Bighorn Basin is less than 200 acres but could easily get bigger and harder to fight, with higher temperatures and fewer resources. Bighorn National Forest staff are currently battling the Crater Ridge Fire. First reported on Saturday, July 17, the fire is in the far northwestern portion of the Medicine…


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