Squirrel Creek Fire Update July 8, 8pm
Incident: Squirrel Creek Wildfire
July 8, 2012
Location: Medicine Bow National Forest, Albany County, Wyoming
Date & Time of Fire Start: June 30, 2012 1:00 p.m. Cause: Human Caused
Size: 10,921 acres Containment: 98 percent
Estimated Containment Date: July 9, 2012
Management: California Interagency Incident Management Team 4, Rocky Opliger, Incident Commander
Cooperating Agencies: Albany County Rural Fire District #1, Wyoming State Forestry Division, Albany County Sheriff's Department, Laramie Fire Department, Bureau of Land Management, American Cross, Wyoming Highway Patrol
Fire Status: Crews working on the fire today continued mopping up the fire perimeter in order to extinguish all hot spots up to 100 feet into the interior. A small amount of uncontained line still exists on Sheep Mountain, which crews are expected to contain tomorrow. This section of the fire has shown no forward movement in several days, however a few isolated hot spots remain. Along the east perimeter of the fire, crews have identified needs for fire suppression repair work, which will be conducted tomorrow. Also tomorrow, an infrared map will provide information on any additional hot spots inside and outside of the fireline, so that crews can focus efforts to ensure no areas of heat remain.
Resources Committed Today:
Hand Crews: 9 Engines: 11 Dozers: 0 Water Tenders: 2 Helicopters: 1
Total Personnel: 361
Evacuation and Closure Update: All evacuations and Forest area closures associated with the Squirrel Creek Fire have been lifted. However, the Dry Park and Fox Creek Roads remain closed, except to residents.
Special Note: Beginning tomorrow, July 9th, the following numbers may be called for Squirrel Creek fire information between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.: 307-745-2300 (public) and 307-745-2323 (media).