Wyoming wildfire near Grand Teton burns more buildings
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a wildfire in western Wyoming near Grand Teton National Park has destroyed more buildings and forced the evacuation of over 300 homes.
Officials were surveying the damage Monday after the fire flared up in windy, dry weather and swept through a rural subdivision of about 125 homes on Sunday.
Emergency officials went door to door telling people to leave the small community of Bondurant and nearby areas south of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park.
A 64-mile (103-kilometer) stretch of U.S. Highway 191 that is one of the gateway routes to the parks was reopened after the 76-square-mile (197-square-kilometer) fire forced its temporary closure.
Sublette County Sheriff’s Sgt. Travis Bingham said authorities are trying to determine how many homes burned beyond the three that officials identified previously.