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The mission of Jackson Hole Fire/EMS is the protection of life and property from the adverse effects of fires, medical emergencies and exposures to man-made and/or natural dangerous conditions.

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Fire Crews Respond to House Fire

Released : November 14, 2016
Fire Crews Respond to House Fire

Contact: Kathy Clay, Fire Marshal
Phone: 307-732-8506
Email: kclay@tetonwyo.org

 

Jackson Hole Fire/EMS was dispatched to a structure fire Saturday, Nov. 12, at 1:20 p.m. in the area of the north end of South Park Loop Road.

 

An occupant of the structure called 911 and reported fire in the laundry room. Fire units arriving on scene observed thick, heavy smoke coming from the eves and gable end vents of the structure, according to Fire Marshal Kathy Clay.

 

Fire crews from Station 1 in Jackson and Station 7 at Adams Canyon made a quick attack into the home and down the hall to the laundry room, which was completely engulfed in flames.  Crew members from Station 3 in Hoback and Station 4 in Moran assisted at the incident as well.

 

“Time is a key element to the success of our work,” Incident Commander Matt Redwine said.  “From the initial 911 call, excellent location directions from dispatch, assistance from law enforcement at the scene, quick actions by our fire crews, and the rapid deployment of water on the fire, this fire was kept to a room and contents fire rather than an entire structure fire."

 

The fire started behind the dryer, which was in use at the time of the event, according to Clay, who investigated the cause of the fire.



“Remember to keep the area behind your dryer clean of lint build up and combustibles,” Clay noted.  Clay suggests frequent cleaning around dryers and to use them only when someone is present in the home. 

 

Fire crews for Jackson Hole Fire/EMS recently finished live fire training in a burn building located at Adams Canyon. The training was conducted in a building very similar to Saturday’s fire and had very similar vent-limited fire conditions as was created in the training scenario.

 

“Crews were able to take this training and put it directly into saving a structure,” Redwine said.  “We train hard to be ready to respond and meet our mission statement of saving life and property.”


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She Closed the Door.......

 

 

And because she closed the door, property was saved.  The dryer fire which occurred Saturday, November 12, 2016, was kept to just the laundry room thanks to the closing of a hollow-core door.

By closing the door, the fire was contained within the room giving more time for fire crews to arrive, get into protective gear, pull fire hose, and put out the fire.

Remember to close all doors when there is a fire.  Help us help you!  For a video demonstration see CLOSE THE DOOR