Smokey fire skirts Jackson Hole

Sept. 9, 2012 at 1:15 PM
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JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Officials said a 750-acre wildfire in Wyoming did not pose an immediate threat to the resort city of Jackson Hole Sunday.

The Little Horse Thief Canyon fire was chewing through brush and trees near the northern outskirts of town, but evacuation orders had been lifted Saturday night.

"It's not a threat to the town of Jackson by any means," Charlotte Reynolds, a spokeswoman for the Teton County Sheriff's Office told the Salt Lake Tribune. "Ensuring that remains the case is a top priority for fire officials."

The fire was 10 percent contained Sunday and the large cloud of smoke drew crowds of spectators to the area. Deputies directed traffic in order to allow bicycle racers to continue on course, said the Jackson Hole (Wyoming) Daily.

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