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Wind River mountain fire has grown to 150 acres since discovery Thursday

Sand Creek Fire Thursday night, September 9, (BLM Wyoming, Lander Office, InciWeb)

September 10, 2021

From the County 10 News Desk

Lander, WY) – The Sand Creek Fire has grown to approximately 150 acres since it began yesterday afternoon, according to an update from the office of the Shoshone National Forest at 4:15 pm on September 10th.

The fire is located west of Lander in the Sand Creek drainage on the Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest in the Wind River Range.Advertisement

Along with aerial resources to include a Type 1 helicopter, a Type 3 helicopter, and an air attack platform, two Forest Service engines and a Type 2 hand crew are now assisting in the firefighting efforts on the Sand Creek Fire. A Type 3 incident management team has been ordered and will arrive Saturday morning.

The cause of the fire is still listed as “unknown.”

For updated information and pictures on the Sand Creek Fire, please visit the incident-specific page here.

View all of County 10’s Sand Creek Fire coverage here.