The Washakie Park Fire is located west of Ft. Washakie, WY in the Washakie Park area of the Wind River Indian Reservation. The fire was first reported at approximately 1430 on September 6, 2022 with an initial size up of 300 acres. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. The local Bureau of Indian Affairs, Fremont County resources and Federal resources responded to the initial attack and managed the fire until the Wyoming Type 3 Incident Management Team assumed command of the fire on Friday September 9th at 0600.
The fire is being managed under a full suppression strategy, ensuring all actions reflect a commitment to incident personnel safety and public safety.
The Shoshone and Arapaho Fish and Game have issued a road closure for the Washakie Park Road and Sage Creek Road to St. Lawrence located within the Wind River Indian Reservation.
|Current as of||Thu, 09/15/2022 - 10:50|
|Date of Origin|
|Location||10 miles west of Fort Washakie, Wyoming|
|Incident Commander||Rich Hayner|
42° 59' 22'' Latitude
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||70%|
|Estimated Containment Date||2022-10-31 00:00:00|
Timber, grass, and sage
Minimal, creeping and smoldering.
Direct and indirect line construction. Starting to cold trail perimeter, where allowable.
|Projected Incident Activity||
Minimal fire growth due to approaching cold front and precipitation.
Expected shower and thunderstorms today through Sunday.