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Wyoming’s Sand Creek Fire sees no growth in three days; 58% contained

Water bucket drop on Sand Creek Fire (Credit: Dick Terry, USFS Shoshone National Forest, InciWeb)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Sand Creek Fire burning west of Lander on the Shoshone National Forest and on Bureau of Land Management–administered lands has seen no active growth in the past three days, fire managers said in a Wednesday update.

Fire crews have increased containment of the fire to 58%. The fire has burned an estimated 929 acres.

103 personnel are assigned to the fire. Three hand crews, three engines, one Type 1 helicopter and one Type 3 helicopter are among the resources assigned to the fire. Minimal fire behavior was expected on Wednesday with increased cloud cover and cooler temperatures.

“Crews will continue to patrol the edge of the fire as well as a green island within the fire area that is burning, and work on direct line construction,” the update states. “Air support will be available to support ground crews as needed.”

Fire managers said that Wednesday’s update would be their last unless the fire sees a significant change in activity. Further information is available via InciWeb.

“The Shoshone and Arapaho Fish and Game have issued a road closure for the Moccasin Lake and Dickinson Park Road located within the Wind River Indian Reservation. https://www.facebook.com/SAFishandGame,” the update adds.