Fire size is 6,700 acres and 6% contained. Temperatures today will be in the 80’s. Late afternoon
predicted thunderstorms are expected. The area is the Fox Park location in and around Albany.
Road closure information can be found at the county website.
Albany County Sheriff’s Office is working closely with the US Forest Service for the
coordination of effort. Multiple state, local, and federal agencies are working around the clock on
this fire. The Squirrel Creek (Fox Park area) fire is ranked Number 3 nationally for priority. The
Arapahoe Fire (north part of Albany County) is ranked Number 1.
Fire restrictions are in place for all around Albany County. Up to date fire restriction information
at the US Forest Service and Albany County websites. No open fires whatsoever. This includes
smoking [i.e., cigarettes] outside of an enclosed vehicle, charcoal grills, and of course campfires.
Stay indoors and use common sense. Those with asthma, respiratory conditions, the elderly, and
the very young are most susceptible.
Refer to www.airnow.gov. Avoid time outdoors.
People have been evacuated from the Fox Park area. The Lake Hattie area is being evacuated
too. Most are sheltering with friends or family.
American Red Cross is staffing the shelter. Location is at the Albany County Fair Grounds.
Animals can be sheltered there too.
If people are interested in volunteering, they need to register on the https://vol.wyoming.gov site.
They can register for Albany County MRC or CERT as both are soliciting volunteers. At this
time, we do not have a large need for volunteers.
Donations can be taken to the American Red Cross at the Fairgrounds. The only things needed
are pre-packaged food and water especially. If there are other resources someone has to offer to
help, have them email Beth Young at firstname.lastname@example.org with the type, availability of the
resource, and contact information for that resource.
Public Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Location: Laramie Junior High, 1355 North
22nd Street. Time: 7:00PM
Fire in the Sky Laramie fireworks is canceled.
US Forest Service’s hotline is 721-4445 for additional fire information.
211 can be called
Albany County: www.co.albany.wy.us
US Forest Service: www.fs.fed.us
City of Laramie: www.cityoflaramie.org
Location: Albany County, Wyoming
Date of Fire Start: June 30, 2012 1:00 p.m.
Cause: Under Investigation Size: 6,700 acres (reduced from previous report due to more
accurate mapping). Containment: 6 percent
Management: California Interagency Incident Management Team 4, Rocky Opliger (Incident
Cooperating Agencies: Albany County Rural Fire District #1, Wyoming State Forestry
Services, Albany County Sheriff’s Department, Laramie Fire Department, Bureau of Land
Management, American Cross
Fire Status: Yesterday, the Squirrel Creek Fire grew slightly to the west and to the north along
Sheep Mountain. A significant success of the day was the establishment of an anchor point at
Highway 230 on the south-west flank of the fire. From this anchor point crews were able to
establish hose lays and build dozer line directly along the western flank. Construction of this line
will continue today in a northerly direction along the fire’s edge. Crews also focused on
structure protection throughout the day yesterday. A Red Flag Warning has been issued for
today due to expected strong south-west winds and low humidity. Firefighters will be on alert for
increased fire activity due to the dry fuel conditions, increased winds, and the possibility of
falling trees which have been weakened by insect damage throughout the area.
Resources: Total Personnel: 190
Hand Crews: 6 Engines: 9 Dozers: 1 Water Tenders: 1 Helicopters: 2
Structures Destroyed: Three outbuildings and one residence have been destroyed by the
Squirrel Creek Fire.
Evacuation and Closure Update: An evacuation center has been established at the Laramie
County Fairgrounds. Please call (307) 721-1801 for more information. For evacuation and road
closure information please go to the Albany County, Wyoming website:
Public Meetings: A public meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. tonight at Laramie Jr. High School,
1355 N. 22nd, Laramie, Wyoming. Representatives from the Albany County Sheriff's
Department, the Incident Command Team, the U.S. Forest Service and the Red Cross will be
Further information may be obtained by calling: (307) 721-1801.