Jim Bridger Estates evacuating, 55 homes lost in Hoback Ranches

SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYO – Sublette County Sheriff’s Office has reissued a GO stage for Area 8 that includes Jim Bridger Estates south to Merna, Horse Creek to Dry Beaver. If you are in this area you should leave immediately due to increased activity on the Roosevelt Fire.

Highway 191 may reopen tonight but close again tomorrow morning.

Highway 191 will be assessed later this evening to determine if it can reopen safely. Fire crews continue to protect structures near the Rim and Sargent Lane area and are working to prevent the fire from moving across Highway 191 and threatening additional areas.

WYDOT hopes to open the highway at night and close it during the day.

Hand crews have been mopping up in Hoback Ranches where the Roosevelt Fire did its worst.

Sublette County Sheriff’s Office completed the damage assessment of Hoback Ranches, Sargent Lane and Forest Lane. The fire claimed 55 homes in Hoback Ranches; 95 homes were saved. After the assessment of the 153 reported homes in Hoback ranches, it was discovered that three of the properties were wellheads, garages, or unestablished residences.

Homes in Sargent Lane and Forest Lane were also assessed today due to their proximity to the back burn and none of those homes have been damaged as of 3pm today.

 


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