Teton County Begins Partial Fire Restriction Due to Saddle Butte Fire.
Teton County is currently in a partial fire restriction after its second wildland fire within a month. The partial fire restriction means that open fires are prohibited in the unincorporated area of Teton County until further notice.
Permitted under a Partial Fire Restriction: Campfires contained within an established fire ring at an established campground; Charcoal fires with enclosed grills; Use of home fire pits and bowls are permitted, so long as used with maximum 1/4 inch screen spark arresters.
The Saddle Butte Subdivision was evacuated earlier this afternoon and will remain evacuated through the night until crews can re-access the fire in the morning. Spring Creek
Ranch/Resort, Amagani and Pine Siskin Road will move from Set to the Ready stage. The Deer Ridge Condos and Grand Design Building evacuations have been lifted and residents in this area are free to return to their homes.
If you have been evacuated and need assistance, Red Cross is standing by and can be reached by calling: 307-222-8272.
At roughly 1:30 p.m. on Sunday September 1, 2019, Teton County dispatch received a report of wildland fire in the sage brush on the hill just north of Broadway across from the Virginian. Jackson Hole Fire/EMS promptly responded to the reported fire, which spread rapidly due to strong southeast winds.
Jackson Hole Fire/EMS Battalion Chief Mike Moyer is currently acting as incident commander for the Saddle Butte fire. Resources include nine engines, five brush trucks, three helicopters, four fixed wing aircraft and two ambulances. The Interagency effort includes assistance from Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park, National Elk Refuge, Teton County Sheriff’s Office, Town of Jackson Public Works, Town of Jackson Police Department, Teton County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch, Teton County Emergency Management, Teton County Idaho Fire/Rescue, Jackson Hole Security, Teton Village Fire Department and CERT (Community Emergency Response Team).
At this time, no structures have been lost and no injuries have been reported. Crews will continue to work throughout the night to manage the fire line.
For the latest incident information go to tcincident.org.