- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Bridger-Teton National Forest fire officials say they have extinguished the area’s first wildfire.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (https://bit.ly/1q3vzJS ) that the small blaze started Saturday near a trailhead where people gather before rushing onto forest land to hunt for elk antlers. Officials suspect the fire started after hunters failed to put out their campfire.

The fire spread for about a day before it was extinguished on Monday by Teton Interagency Fire crews.

Early forecasts from the National Interagency Fire Center are for normal wildfire potential in western Wyoming from May to August.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, https://www.jhnewsandguide.com


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