jackson fire http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Jackson fire crew shifts attention south http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jackson-fire-crew-shifts-attention-south <p>While crews have contained the northwest corner of a 3-thousand acre fire burning near the town of Jackson, a shift in winds this weekend could send the fire south toward some 60 homes in Teton County's Game Creek subdivision.</p><p>Operations Section Chief Allen Mitchell says residents can help by taking precautions around their homes.</p><p><strong>“</strong>We're only so many people. It would help us greatly if they got out, you know reduced some of that vegetation around their house, moved those woodpiles. There's a lot of stuff they can do to help us be successful."</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 22:45:41 +0000 Rebecca Huntington 30099 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Jackson fire crew shifts attention south Jackson firefighters make progress http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jackson-firefighters-make-progress <p>An aggressive approach in addressing the Horsethief Canyon fire in Jackson appears to be working.&nbsp; Firefighters started another fire to burn out an area where a containment line is now set up.&nbsp;</p><p>Public Information Officer Jesse Bender said it gives firefighters an easier time to contain the fire.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:13:58 +0000 Bob Beck 30013 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Jackson firefighters make progress Jackson residents told to prepare to evacuate http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jackson-residents-told-prepare-evacuate <p>About a thousand residents of Jackson are being warned that they need to prepare to evacuate due to a 15-hundred acre wildfire south of town.&nbsp;</p><p>Teton County Emergency Management Coordinator Rich Ochs says the evacuation area east of Vine Street, south of Kelly, east of Redmond and south of Broadway is the area under alert.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 17:48:33 +0000 Bob Beck 29853 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Jackson residents told to prepare to evacuate