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Wyoming Wildfire Forces Evacuations, Closes Highway South of Jackson
The Roosevelt fire has scorched nearly 40,000 acres of drought-parched landscape and destroyed at least four structures, including two dwellings in the Bridger-Teton National Forest about 30 miles south of Jackson.
Hundreds of firefighters battled across steep, forested terrain and bone-dry sagebrush flats to push back flames driven by winds gusting to 50 miles per hour.