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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…

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…

Six grizzlies in the Five Mile Creek drainage – another cattle-killing bear finds a new home in Shoshone National Forest, courtesy of Wyoming Game and Fish. After consultation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has captured and relocated another grizzly to the Bighorn Basin this summer. And,…

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…

The 6,000-acre Crater Ridge Fire in Bighorn National Forest is slightly less contained than it was last week, as the fight moves over the Montana state line. The Crater Ridge Fire continues to spread throughout the northern section of Bighorn National Forest. While fire activity is currently minimal, it’s still hot and still burning. When…

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…


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