Fire at Fort Washakie home fought by firefighters from across the county
(Updated at 2 p.m. on Tuesday with additional information.)
By Joshua Scheer, reporter, county10.com
(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Fire fighters from across the county are working this afternoon to stop a blaze that is consuming a Fort Washakie trailer home on Stewart Road.
The call came in to firefighters shortly before 2:45 p.m. on Monday. By 3:30 p.m., there were more than a dozen trucks and apparatus on scene from at least Fort Washakie, Lander and Riverton. Smoke from the fire could be seen for miles from Highway 287.
The fire appeared to destroy the majority of the far end of the residence. A BIA officer said as far as he knew all occupants were out of the home. EMS was on stand by.
“The fire itself is still under investigation,” Fremont County Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Dan Oakley said Tuesday.
He said there is a “very good possibility it was electric.” He noted that a final determination would probably take about two weeks.
Oakley said the home is a complete loss. The fire was contained primarily to the far end of the home, he said, and some of the family’s personal effects on the closer end were probably salvageable. He said that end of the home did suffer some smoke and water damage.
No civillians nor firefighters were injured in the fight.