Size: 10,921 acres
Containment: 100 percent
Management: Medicine Bow National Forest, Type III team, Jerod Delay - Incident Commander
- 75 personnel remain on the fire, completing mop-up, patrol and rehab.
- Crews successfully completed containment of the Squirrel Creek fire Monday, July 9th.
- All evacuations in the Squirrel Creek Fire area have been lifted and residents have been allowed to return to their homes.
- All roads previously closed due to the Squirrel Creek Fire are now open, including within the Medicine Bow National Forest.
- Lake Owen Campground and Day Use Areas are open.
- The Medicine Bow Rail Trail is partially open; the closed portion is between the Lincoln Gulch Trailhead and Lake Owen.
- Sheep Mountain Trail (#386) is closed for public safety.
- Please be aware of on-going fire-fighting activity in these areas and use caution.
- California Interagency Incident Management Team 4 transferred command of the Squirrel Creek fire back to the Medicine Bow National Forest on Tuesday, July 10th at 6 a.m.
- Please call the following numbers between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for Squirrel Creek fire information: 307-745-2300 (public) and 307-745-2323 (media).
|Cause||Human Caused - Under Investigation|
|Date of Origin||Saturday June 30th, 2012 approx. 01:00 PM|
|Location||Medicine Bow Nat'l Forest, Laramie Ranger District, approx. 2 miles south of Lake Owen.|
|Incident Commander||Jerod Delay|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday July 09th, 2012 approx. 06:00 PM|
10 Timber (litter & understory). FM1 Grass, FM2 Timber Grass understory,FM8 Closed Timber Litter, FM10 Timber Litter,FM11 Light Logging Slash.
Minimal hot spots.
Rehabilitation, Patrol and Mop-up.