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Another Fire Meeting Planned

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Little Horsethief Canyon Fire Managers are inviting the public to attend a community meeting at 7:00 pm Thursday at the Jackson Hole Middle School. Representatives from Chris Ourada’s Incident Management Team, the Bridger-Teton National Forest, and the town and county including Jackson Hole Fire/EMS will be on hand to discuss … Continue Reading

Mead Says Fire Season Will Be Costly

Gov Mead

In addition to the resource and property losses as well as the emotional impacts of this summer’s fires in Wyoming, the financial burden of those events to the state will be significant.  Visiting Jackson Thursday morning, Governor Matt Mead admitted that the state’s share of the $70-million dollar price tag to date … Continue Reading

Huge Tanker Joins Firefight

VLAT plane

Since both Type 1 helicopters, which are the largest ships with the greatest carrying capacity, were down for maintenance, one of two DC-10 air tankers nationally was brought in for two retardant loads on the ridge above the Cache Creek drainage to help … Continue Reading

Family Seeks “Understanding & Patience”

Little Horse Thief

The family of the man whose home was in the area of where the Little Horsethief Canyon Fire started has sent an open letter through the media to the community concerning the incident and asking for the community’s “understanding, patience and prayers as we endure this tragedy as privately as we are able.”  Jay and Jason Anderson wrote … Continue Reading

Trail Rehab Plan Already Formulated

September 13, 2012 Bridger Teton National Forest, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
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Even before the fire has been put out, Bridger-Teton National Forest is formulating plans to repair damaged trails in the fire area.  Trails Program Manager Linda Merigliano says that the Little Horsethief Canyon Fire has impacted trails in Wilson Canyon, from … Continue Reading

Burn-out Puts Up Large Smoke Plume

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Firefighters have been conducting burn out operations in the Five Meadow area on the Little Horsethief Canyon Fire to reinforce control lines. Smoke from the operation has been clearly visible from Jackson and surrounding areas. A burn out consumes all potential fuel a fire may use as it marches forward. By lighting strategic fires ahead of the forest fire crews can make a border around a fire by eliminating all the dead, down, and dry matter in which a fire thrives.  Even though this afternoon’s operation has put up a lot of smoke, fire officials assure it has been the result of planned activity.

Prosecution Considered In Little Horsethief Canyon Fire

LHC Fire

Town, county and federal officials are considering prosecutorial measures in connection with the start of the Little Horsethief Canyon Fire Saturday.  Teton County and Prosecuting Attorney Steve Weichman, Fire Marshal Kathy Clay and federal investigators were on the scene of the Little Horsethief Canyon Fire Sunday investigating its origin. That’s where fire investigators from Jackson Hole Fire/EMS and Bridger Teton National Forest have determined the fire to have been human caused.  Weichman says … Continue Reading

Fire Behavior Quiets

Fire 09-11

Fire officials report no significant change in the perimeter of the Little Horse Thief Canyon Fire where 300 people currently man the lines.  Reports from those lines indicate good progress was made on the northern and western perimeters which are those areas nearest the Town of Jackson. The most active burning yesterday was … Continue Reading

Community Briefed On Fire Activity

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Approximately 500 Jackson residents were on hand Monday evening as fire officials and community leaders provided updates about the Little Horse Thief Fire, the efforts being undertaken to control that fire and contingency plans in place to protect residents.  Incident Commander Chris Ourada told the crowd … Continue Reading

Neighborhood Put on Alert

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The Jackson/Teton County Emergency Management Agency issued an evacuation advisory this morning for an area including neighborhoods south of Broadway and east of Redmond.  Residents were asked to take valuables and sentimental items with them to work, and those with mobility issues, special needs or livestock and pets were urged to consider leaving the area immediately.  Officials decided not … Continue Reading

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