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.
Date of Origin:
Thursday, September 9, 2021 3:00 PM MDT
Sand Creek 13 miles West of Lander
Jacob Binns, USFS
Estimated Containment Date:
Friday, October 1, 2021 12:00 AM MDT
Timber (Litter and Understory) Short Grass (1 foot) Brush (2 feet)
Minimal Creeping Smoldering
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.
Land ownership BLM: 228, USFS: 701
Above normal temperatures will prevail Friday through at least early next week. Afternoon westerly wind 10 to 20 mph is likely over the weekend.
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