Wyoming wildfire near Grand Teton burns more buildings

JACKSON, Wyo. – Authorities say a wildfire in western Wyoming near Grand Teton National Park has destroyed more buildings and forced the evacuation of more than 300 homes.

The officials were surveying the damage Monday after a fire started in windy, dry weather and swept through a rural neighborhood of about 125 homes on Sunday.

Emergency officials went door-to-door to tell people to leave the small community of Bondurant and nearby areas south of the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park.

A 64-mile (103 km) stretch of U.S. Highway 191 that is one of the gateway routes to the parks was reopened after the 76 square miles (197 square kilometers) fire forced the temporary closure.

Sublette County Sheriff ‘ s Sgt. Travis Bingham said authorities are trying to determine how many houses burned outside of the three officials of the identified previously.

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