Firefighters remain at Saddle Butte to continue ‘mop-up’

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Teton Emergency Mangement shared the following:

Jackson, WY – The evacuation is lifted for residents in the Saddle Butte Subdivision, but firefighters remain on the butte as they continue ‘mop up’ the Saddle Butte Wildland Fire.
 
Mop up is when firefighters extinguish or remove burning or burned material near the control lines. Crews often need to take down trees, move rocks, spray water and stir burn areas to put out hot spots.
 
“Mopping up is slow and tedious work,” said Incident Commander Battalion Chief Mike Moyer.
 
“Crews have been working throughout the burn area, sweeping the area for hot spots and working to mitigate them.”
 
The mop-up of the Saddle Butte Wildland Fire may continue for several more days.
 
The Saddle Butte Wildland Fire started on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. when Mylar balloons became tangled in a power line. The fire burned 255 acres. It is 100 percent contained and all evacuations have been lifted.
 
To learn more about the Saddle Butte Wildland Fire, go to tcincident.org.

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