Roosevelt Fire Near Jackson Hole, WY Continues to Aggressively Burn and Grow

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The Roosevelt Fire near Hoback Ranches. Credit: Karen Bailey | Buckrail

The 31,681-acre Roosevelt Fire continued to burn, and expand, into Wednesday night 30 miles south of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The fire is three miles from Highway 191 and six miles south of Bondurant.

The Roosevelt Fire has forced evacuations southwest of Bondurant, Wyoming. Fire crews began using aircraft to drop flame retardant on the fire. According to Buckrail, 255 personal and 15 aircraft are fighting the blaze, hoping to keep it contained before it envelops the community.

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Roosevelt Fire, WY.

Windy conditions Wednesday afternoon resulted in numerous crown fire runs and occasional extreme rates of spread and flame lengths. One structure burned Wednesday night, but it was not specified if it was an outbuilding or residence. Additional resources continue to arrive to assist the existing 259 personnel already on scene.

A Red Flag Warning is in effect Wednesday for relative humidity below 15 percent and afternoon winds from the west at 15 mph, gusting to 25 mph.

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Fire smoke from the Roosevelt Fire near Bondurant and Hoback Ranches lights up the sky as the sun sets and the moon appears in the twilight. Credit: Tom Knauss

An update issued by the Incident Management Team September 20 stated: “no injuries have occurred”. However, on September 16 the Jackson Hole News & Guide had reported that two civilians were seriously injured.

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