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
Jon Warder, USFS
Estimated Containment Date:
Thursday, September 23, 2021 6:00 AM MDT
Timber (Litter and Understory) Short Grass (1 foot) Brush (2 feet)
Fire Behavior Minimal Moderate Creeping Backing Single Tree Torching
Prevent fire spread toward structures and areas that would contribute to significant growth. Continue to achieve additional containment.
Projected Incident Activity:
Expected minimal growth to north and east, fire has spread to BLM lands and not likely to burn on to BIA lands as well as private. Poor humidity recovery tonight.
Red Flag Warning for tomorrow with wind gusts up to 35 mph, low humidities and temperatures in the mid 80s.
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