Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Deer Creek 2
FIRE
5,295
acres
29.7 mi
NW of Gillette, WY
50%
contained
Fire Status:
OUT
Last Updated:
1 week ago
Incident #:
2021-WYBFD-000444
Fire Start:
Monday, July 26, 2021 6:52 PM MDT
Dispatch Notes:
Iqcs# 559824 | Contain: 08/04/21 1800 | Control: 08/07/21 1800 | Out: 08/14/21 1500
Primary Fire Agency

Bureau of Land Management — Buffalo Field Office

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the Deer Creek 2 Fire

The Deer Creek Fire originated off Echeta Road and is currently 5,295 acres and is 50% contained. The cause of the fire is a burning coal seam that surfaced and ignited the dry fuel around it on Monday afternoon. It is unknown how the coal seam ignited or how long it has been burning. 

This fire is burning in rugged terrain on Bureau of Land Management, state and private lands in Campbell, Johnson and Sheridan Counties.  No structures have been lost, nor have any evacuations or road closures have been issued. Crews are currently mopping up and patrolling for hot spots.

It is anticipated to transition to a Type 4 team at 06:00 July 31, 2021. 
 

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Burning Coal Seam
Date of Origin:
Monday, July 26, 2021 5:45 PM MDT
Location:
Approximately 35 northwest of Gillette in Campbell County, WY which has burned into Johnson County and Sheridan County.
Incident Commander:
Wyoming Type III IMT Team III, Dick Terry transitioning to Type IV 06:00 July 31, 2021.
Incident Description:
Wildfire
Coordinates:
44.529, -106.003

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
59
Size (Acres):
5,295
Containment:
50%
Estimated Containment Date:
Monday, August 2, 2021 6:00 PM MDT
Fuels Involved:
grass, sage brush, juniper

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Protect human life and safety for both firefighters and the public while protecting communities, property, natural resources and other values at risk. Keep the fire perimeter as small as possible by implementing an effective suppression strategy utilizing direct attack where and when appropriate to do so.
Projected Incident Activity:
Mop up, patrol for hot spots

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
July 31 temperature in the upper 80s with humidity around 19%. 5-10 mph east winds could gust to 20 mph. Drier and slightly warmer than average temperatures expected through the weekend.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Deer Creek 2 Fire Communications
Email: 2021.deercreek2@firenet.gov
Phone: 307-682-5319
Hours: 8A-8P
Fire Unit Information
High Plains District
Bureau of Land Management
Wyoming
WY

Dispatch Contact

Casper Interagency Dispatch Center | Casper, WY
800-295-9952
https://gacc.nifc.gov/rmcc/dispatch_centers/r2cpc/