jackson fire

4:45 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Jackson fire crew shifts attention south

Rebecca Huntington

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.

Operations Section Chief Allen Mitchell says residents can help by taking precautions around their homes.

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."

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10:13 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Jackson firefighters make progress

Rebecca Huntington

An aggressive approach in addressing the Horsethief Canyon fire in Jackson appears to be working.  Firefighters started another fire to burn out an area where a containment line is now set up. 

Public Information Officer Jesse Bender said it gives firefighters an easier time to contain the fire.

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11:48 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Jackson residents told to prepare to evacuate

View from Jackson
Reed Finlay

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. 

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.