Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Friday, October 22, 2021 12:52:07 AM MDT

Wildfire Incident Report


Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
www.fireweatheravalanche.org
Incident #
2021-WYSHF-000414
FWAC Incident ID
211746
Incident Name
Sand Creek Fire
Last Updated
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:05 AM MDT
(1 day, 15 hours ago)
Fire Reported
Thursday, September 9, 2021 3:49 PM MDT
(1 month ago)
State
Wyoming
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
10.8 miles WSW of Milford, WY
Responsible Agency
US Forest Service
Responsible Fire Unit
Shoshone National Forest
Notes
Iqcs #: 569514 | Contain: 10/03/21 1700 | Control: 10/12/21 1200
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

The Sand Creek Fire is located west of Lander on the Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest; the fire was first reported on the afternoon of September 9, 2021 east of the Dickinson Park Guard Station in the Sand Creek drainage. Fire activity has increased to 749 acres as of Saturday September 11, 2021.  The fire is located in remote and rugged terrain.  Additional resources have been ordered and the Wyoming Type 3 Incident Management Team 3 assumed command of the fire on Saturday evening.

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Unknown
Date of Origin
Thursday September 09th, 2021 approx. 03:00 PM
Location
Sand Creek 13 miles West of Lander
Incident Commander
Marcus Vigil
Coordinates
42.84, -108.998
Total Personnel
103
Size (Acres)
929
Containment
100%
Estimated Containment Date
Friday October 01st, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Short Grass (1 foot)
Brush (2 feet)
Significant Events
Minimal
Creeping
Smoldering
Planned Actions
Prevent fire spread toward structures and areas that would contribute to significant growth. Continue to achieve additional containment through mop up.
Projected Incident Activity
12 hrs.: Decreased fire behavior today.
24 hrs.: Minimal fire behavior.
72 hrs.: Drying and warming trend.
Remarks
Land ownership BLM: 228, USFS: 701
Weather Concerns
Above normal temperatures will prevail Friday through at least early next week. Afternoon westerly wind 10 to 20 mph is likely over the weekend.
Incident Contact
Fire Information
Phone: 307-212-1946
Hours: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Fire Unit Information
Shoshone National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
808 Meadow Lane Avenue
Cody, WY 82414
Dispatch Contact
Cody Interagency Dispatch Center | Cody, WY
Phone: 307-578-5740
Website: https://gacc.nifc.gov/rmcc/dispatch_centers/r2cdc/
Incident Map

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