Crews Continue Work to Contain Saddle Butte Fire

On Sunday people sauntering through downtown Jackson became the gripped spectators of a wildfire scorching East Gros Ventre Butte. Labor Day weekend traffic clogged nearby streets as officials closed down parts of Broadway, the town’s main…

by | Sep 2, 2019 | Environment, News, Wildfires

On Sunday people sauntering through downtown Jackson became the gripped spectators of a wildfire scorching East Gros Ventre Butte. Labor Day weekend traffic clogged nearby streets as officials closed down parts of Broadway, the town’s main artery. The fire prompted evacuations for the Deer Drive condos, the Grand Designs building and Saddle Butte subdivision.

After firefighting efforts that included helicopters, single engine aircraft and hotshot crews, evacuations were lifted for Deer Drive and Grand Designs at 9:30 p.m. Sunday. However, people living in the Saddle Butte neighborhood are still unable to return to their homes, though no property has been damaged.

Kristen Waters, public information specialist for Teton County, provided KHOL with an update on the fire. Listen above for more.

Above: Thick smoke hovered over East Gros Ventre Butte Sunday afternoon as a wildfire scorched the ridge. Officials haven’t yet declared the fire’s cause. (Robyn Vincent)

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About Robyn Vincent

Robyn launched KHOL's news department. She has worked as a reporter and editor in Wyoming for the last decade and her work has aired on NPR stations throughout the West. When she's not sweating deadlines, Robyn sustains her nomadic heart by traveling the world with her notebook and camera in hand. Follow @TheNomadicHeart

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