Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Sand Creek
FIRE
929.0
acres
10.8 mi
WSW of Milford, WY
75%
contained
Fire Status:
ACTIVE
Last Updated:
10 mins, 50 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-WYSHF-000414
Fire Start:
Thursday, September 9, 2021 3:49 PM MDT
Dispatch Notes:
Iqcs #: 569514
Primary Fire Agency

US Forest Service — Shoshone National Forest

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 2 days ago

Incident Photo for the Sand Creek Fire

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.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Unknown
Date of Origin:
Thursday, September 9, 2021 3:00 PM MDT
Location:
Sand Creek 13 miles West of Lander
Incident Commander:
Jacob Binns, USFS
Coordinates:
42.84, -108.998

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
103
Size (Acres):
929
Containment:
75%
Estimated Containment Date:
Friday, October 1, 2021 12:00 AM MDT
Fuels Involved:
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Short Grass (1 foot)
Brush (2 feet)
Significant Events:
Minimal
Creeping
Smoldering

Planned Outlook

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 Synopsis

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

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
307-578-5740
https://gacc.nifc.gov/rmcc/dispatch_centers/r2cdc/