A 32 year old Rock Springs man is dead, and a 22 year old man has been arrested and charged with first degree murder. The Rock Springs police department is reporting that 32 year old Andrew Klakken died from a single gun shot wound suffered Friday night at the Imperial apartment complex in Rock Springs. The department says Kyle Lawrence was arrested and charged with murder. Police say they arrived at the complex Friday night after a 911 call.
The Fontenelle Fire has burned 64,083 acres acres or 100 square miles on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, BLM High Desert District and State/Private Lands approximately 17 miles west of Big Piney. It is at 62% contained with 797 personnel on the scene. Four Type I crews and one Type II initial attack crew are being utilized to construct direct line in difficult terrain. The crews should complete their mission in three to four days, thereby reducing the potential for the fire to be long in duration. The current plan of attack is to protect oil and gas infrastructure and structure protection in Middle Piney, Snider Basin, Clear Creek Guard Station, and communications site.