Wildfire Burning Close To Bondurant


AP 7-18,2016

A wildfire is threatening the rural community of Bondurant in western Wyoming.

The fire in the Bridger-Teton National Forest was spotted about 2:30 p.m. Sunday about 5 miles north of Bondurant and quickly grew to burn about three square miles. It destroyed one pole barn.

Authorities evacuated a guest ranch, rural residences and a campground in the area while they attacked the fire with airplanes and helicopters dropping retardant and water.

U.S. 191/189 between Daniel Junction and Hoback Junction is closed with the fire burning on both sides of the highway.

Bondurant is about 25 miles southeast of Jackson.

A second, smaller fire is burning about 6 miles north of the fire near Bondurant, and another small fire is burning in the neighboring Shoshone National Forest.