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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…

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…

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…

The first wildfires of 2021 are burning in northern Wyoming and southern Montana – an ominous sign for summer during an ongoing drought in northwest Wyoming. It’s officially wildland fire season in Wyoming, and fires are already igniting throughout the Bighorn Basin. As of June 13, there are three wildfires burning in the Bighorn Basin.…

Clear skies are as good an indicator as any as to the state of the Lost Creek Fire. The latest update from Shoshone National Forest shows the fire has been mostly contained on the same 591 acres where it originated. There was minimal fire activity on Sunday night and Monday morning, and teams are making…


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