Forest / Wild Fire in USA on September 24 2018 03:40 AM (UTC).
Authorities in western Wyoming have asked hikers, hunters and other backcountry recreationists to evacuate from parts of the Bridger-Teton National Forest where a new wildfire has flared up. Sublette County Sheriff's Sgt. Travis Bingham said Sunday that the fire was burning in the Irish Canyon area about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of Pinedale. Bingham says summer homes and the Big Sandy lodge were briefly evacuated Saturday evening before fire crews managed to partially control the blaze. A size estimate was not available. Also in the Bridge-Teton forest, crews were assessing damage from a wildfire about 30 miles south of Jackson that grew overnight after burning three homes in recent days. Bingham says the Roosevelt Fire has burned more than 60 square miles (155 square kilometers) and was 24 percent contained Sunday morning.