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Washakie Park

Unit Information

Wind River Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Wyoming
Fort Washakie, WY, WY 82514

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Incident Contact

Washakie Park Fire Information
Email: 2022.washakiepark@firenet.gov
Phone: 3073020075
Hours: M-F, 8-8P, S-S, 8-8P

Highlighted Activity

09/15/2022 Washakie Park Fire Daily Update-Thursday September 15, 2022
Current Situation:  There has been no active fire growth in the last 48 hours. The fire is located in remote and rugged terrain.  Due to heavy rainfall yesterday, overnight, and today, fire...
News - 09/15/2022
Distant aerial view of the Washakie Park Fire 20220907Image options: [ Full Size ]

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.
  

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUndetermined
Date of OriginTuesday September 06th, 2022 approx. 03:15 PM
Location10 miles west of Fort Washakie, Wyoming
Incident CommanderRich Hayner
Coordinates42.989 latitude, -109.138 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel179
Size2,464 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained70%
Estimated Containment DateMonday October 31st, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber, grass, and sage

Significant Events

Minimal, creeping and smoldering.

Outlook

Planned Actions

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.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Expected shower and thunderstorms today through Sunday.