By Ernie Over, WyoToday

The forest fire burning on the Wind River Reservation west of Fort Washakie has burned 2,464 acres according to the latest survey of the blaze as of Thursday according to the Washakie Park Fire Daily Update. 

Here’s what we know:

• The fire is located in remote and rugged terrain.  

• Data gathered from aerial flights conducted on 9/13/22 mapped the fire perimeter and current acreage at 2,464 acres. There has been no active fire growth in the last 48 hours. 

•Due to heavy rainfall yesterday, overnight, and today, fire activity is expected to be very low.  Containment has increased to 70% as crews have successfully built fire line breaks around the perimeter. 

• This fire is being managed under a full suppression strategy, ensuring all actions reflect a commitment to incident personnel safety and public safety.

• Current resources include 262  personnel, including 2 type 1 hotshot crews, 3 type 2 crews, One 20-person hand crew, 5 engines, 3 modules, 1 Type 1 helicopter and 1 type 3 helicopters. 

Shoshone and Arapaho Fish and Game Road Closure:
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.