(Lander, WY) – The Sand Creek Fire is located west of Lander on the Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest. The fire was first reported this afternoon east of the Dickinson Park Guard Station in the Sand Creek drainage. It is estimated to be 100 acres in size.
Due to the location of the fire, aerial resources were the first to respond with a Type 1 (large) helicopter, Type 3 (small) helicopter, and air attack platform being first on scene. Additional resources, to include ground resources, have been ordered to assist in the response to the Sand Creek Fire.
No other information about the fire, including the cause, has been released at this time.
County 10 will bring you the latest updates. All of our coverage of the Sand Creek Fire as it progresses will be available here.