Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Sand Creek
FIRE
907.0
acres
11.1 mi
WSW of Milford, WY
42%
contained
Fire Status:
ACTIVE
Last Updated:
59 mins, 36 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-NWCG-7836
Fire Start:
Thursday, September 9, 2021 9:00 AM MDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 12 hours, 18 mins 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:
Jon Warder, USFS
Coordinates:
42.84, -108.998

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
136
Size (Acres):
907
Containment:
42%
Estimated Containment Date:
Thursday, September 23, 2021 6:00 AM MDT
Fuels Involved:
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Short Grass (1 foot)
Brush (2 feet)
Significant Events:
Fire Behavior Minimal
Moderate
Creeping
Backing
Single Tree Torching

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
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.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Red Flag Warning for tomorrow with wind gusts up to 35 mph, low humidities and temperatures in the mid 80s.

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