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By Karla Pomeroy

Human-caused fire under investigation


April 18, 2019

WORLAND — The Washakie County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Land Management are investigating the cause of the Pallet Fire that occurred Saturday evening, April 13.

BLM public affairs officer Sarah Beckwith said the BLM was notified of the fire at 7:20 p.m. The fire was located about 2 miles northeast of Worland on mostly public lands. Beckwith said some private lands were also in the burn area.

According to the Worland Volunteer Fire Department, the department was dispatched at 6:56 p.m. to Washakie Ten, just south of Lane 8 for a grass fire. The fire originated on a two-track road on BLM land.

The fire burned 24.35 acres.

Beckwith said the fire was human caused but the exact nature of the cause is still under investigation.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 347-2242.


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