Albany County News

Badger Creek Fire Update 07-19-18

Badger Creek Fire Statistics:                                                                       Start Date:  June 10, 2018 Start Location: 2 miles NW of Mountain Home, WY Approximate size: 21,310 acres Approximate containment: 93% Cause:  Under Investigation Assigned Personnel: 26 Current Situation:  Today, the Badger Creek fire was transferred over to the local forest with a smaller Type 4 organization.... Continue Reading
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Badger Creek Fire Update 07-05-18

Badger Creek Fire Statistics:                                                                     Start:  June 10, 2018 Start Location: 2 miles NW of Mountain Home, WY Approximate size: 21,196 acres Approximate containment: 80% Cause:  Under Investigation Assigned Personnel: 179 Closures and Public Safety:  The current closure order, revised on June 30, and a map are available on InciWeb.... Continue Reading
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Badger Creek Fire Update 7-3-2018

Current Situation: There was no new growth reported on Monday. Yesterday, crews put in hand line and a dozer line on the northeast corner of the fire along Forest Road 533, also using bucket drops to cool down hot areas in the Porter Creek drainage.... Continue Reading
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Badger Creek Fire Update 06-29-18

Current Situation: Another day of critical fire weather conditions is expected for Friday, June 29. High winds could drive active fire behavior. Incident personnel will work to keep the fire from spreading north of Forest Road 533 and toward Wyoming Highway 230, as well as limiting spread to the east towards Woods Landing.... Continue Reading
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WYO 230 To Close Again Due To Badger Creek Fire

WYO 230 from Woods Landing to the Colorado state line will close at 10 a.m. today, Friday, June 29, due to wildfire activity associated with the Badger Creek Fire. The closure will last until the road is safe to reopen. On Thursday afternoon, WYO 230 was temporarily closed and then reopened Thursday evening after fire activity decreased.... Continue Reading
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Badger Creek Fire Update 06-28-2018

Current Situation: On Thursday afternoon, strong winds, high temperatures, and low humidity helped push the fire past previous containment lines in the northeast corner. Fire managers utilized resources assigned to the fire and ordered additional resources to assist with suppression efforts.... Continue Reading
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Badger Creek Fire Activity Increases

The Badger Creek Fire has seen an increase in visible smoke today with the hot and windy conditions.  The fire is burning pockets of un-burned fuel and resources are on scene.  Additionally, highway 230 has been closed though no evacuations have been ordered at this time. ... Continue Reading