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Roosevelt fire destroys 46 structures

Burnout operations will continue Thursday and Highway 189/191 will be fully closed as firefighters continue to struggle to contain the Roosevelt fire near Bondurant.

As of Thursday morning, 46 structures have been confirmed to have been destroyed. There have been three injuries reported.

The fire is now estimated at 51,864 acres and is 35 percent contained.

Along the highway, closure points are at Stinking Springs and Daniel Junction. Residents are being allowed through, but no one is permitted to pass from Bondurant to Daniel Junction.

The evacuation level in the Bondurant and Dill Creek areas, including Pfisterer Ranch south to Robinson Butte, has been reduced to a “SET” level. Residents in that area are being allowed to return to their homes.

All evacuation areas are being reviewed today with the intent to reduce evacuation levels as soon as possible.

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office completed the assessment of 125 homes of the 153 homes within the Hoback Ranches. Damage assessment will continue today.

Lower Valley Energy is inspecting power lines today and power will be restored to the area as soon as possible.

Fire managers said the fire did not move towards Jim Bridger Estates. In Upper Hoback and Kilgore Creek, fire intensity remained low and the fire did not move towards the north. Work in the Hoback Ranches area focused on knocking down hot spots to secure homes there.

Cell phone communications have been restored at Kismet Point for Verizon and Union cellular customers.

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