Unified Interagency Coordination Credited with Swift Action to Wildlife Museum Fire

An afternoon lightning strike on Sunday, August 4, 2019 sparked a wildfire near the National Museum of Wildlife Art, just north of Jackson. By sunset, the fire activity and immediate threats had decreased enough that residents were allowed to return to their homes and back to 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. 

Unified command with shared incident command was initiated after the initial size up, with numerous resources from Jackson Hole Fire/EMS and Teton Interagency partners involved.

For more information, see the Teton County news flash and PDF version.

The fire was declared contained on August 5.

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West of National Museum of Wildlife Art, Hwy 89.
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