If you live in Jackson, you’ve heard the planes, helicopters, fire trucks dashing by and seen the plumes of smoke filling the skies. The Horse Thief forest fire in Jackson, Wy began last Saturday, Sept. 8th, 2012 just five miles south of town. The fire spread quickly into Bridger-Teton National Park near Snow King Resort. We have had evacuation advisories in place for the past few days, but no evacuation yet.
Thanks again to the hardworking firefighters that have shown extreme determination to protect all of us from this forest fire!
Saturday, Sept. 8th – the start of the fire from Little Horse Thief
LOTOJA bike race going on as the fire spreads into Wilson Canyon
View of the fire from South Park
Helicopters retrieving water from a nearby body of water
The smoke billowing over Snow King Resort
Sunday night, the glow of the fire could be seen from the Town of Jackson
Mountain Pulse shows a pretty great video of a Google Earth fly-by documentation of the Little Horse Thief Fire near Jackson.
The latest information regarding this forest fire: http://inciweb.org/incident/3241/