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Teton County Emergency Management Team shares the following:
Warm temperatures, high winds, and low humidity place Teton County in a Red Flag Warning as fire crews continue to manage the Saddle Butte Wildland Fire.
Due to high fire warning, Saddle Butte Subdivision remains in an evacuated state and will continue to stay evacuated throughout the night.
“Even though it may look like the fire is out, there are still hot spots that can flare, especially in this type of weather conditions,” said Jackson Hole Fire/EMS Chief Brady Hansen. “We want to make sure the area is 110% safe before we can open it back up to residents.”
Deer Creek Condos and Grand Design Building evacuations were lifted last night, while Spring Creek Ranch/Resort, Amangani Resort and Pine Siskin Road remain the “Ready” stage of ‘Ready, Set, GO!’, a program that helps residents be: Ready with preparedness, understanding and mitigation; Set, with critical preparations when fire threatens; and GO!, evacuating immediately upon request.
Multiple fire battalions, hotshot crews, and three helicopters; roughly 80 people working on the fire today. The fire is approximately 250 acres and the cause is under investigation.
The latest information can be found here.