Jackson Wyoming Residents Told To Prepare to Evacuate
Jackson, Wyoming. - About 1,000 residents in the ski resort town of Jackson in northwest Wyoming are being warned to be prepared to leave because of a 1,500 acre wildfire burning south of the town.
So far authorities have not issued any mandatory evacuation orders because of the Little Horsethief Fire.
The fire has burned about 1,500 acres in a forested mountain area less than two miles from the town. Residents in the town could see the fire glowing Sunday night. It is about 15 percent contained.
More than 100 firefighters aided by three helicopters are battling the fire. More firefighting resources are being ordered.
Snow King Resort also is in the path of the fire and has closed its summer lift line and trails in the area.