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Fire damages Rusty Parrot Lodge

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Jackson Hole Fire/EMS
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Jackson Hole Fire/EMS

JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI/KIDK) - UPDATE 12:00 p.m.: Jackson Hole Fire/EMS reports about a dozen guests were evacuated from the Rusty Parrot Lodge without injury after fire broke out on an exterior deck. The fire then moved into the building and quickly spread into the attic.

Fire Marshal Kathy Clay said she expects to have an investigation completed by the end of the week. "The fire began on the upper exterior deck," said Clay. "It appears that a covering, for an exterior sitting bench, ignited from the nearby gas fireplaces."

"This fire got interior quickly and spread through the attic space," commented Incident Commander Jim Tucker. "The availability of hydrants and plenty of water from the town water allowed crews to get this fire out before the surrounding structures were threatened."

One firefighter received a minor injury, was treated and released from St. John's Hospital.

A drone was deployed to help firefighters and for investigation purposes.


ORIGINAL: Fire caused significant damage to the historic Rusty Parrot Lodge in downtown Jackson Monday night.

About 30 firefighters from Jackson Hole Fire/EMS were called to the Lodge at around 11:30 p.m. 30 firefighters, 5 engines and two ladder trucks, including one from the Teton Village Fire Station, were dispatched.

The entire building was evacuated. One firefighter was treated for a minor injury and released, but there were no other injuries.

The fire gutted the south end of the building and its roof.

The exact cause of the fire was under investigation Tuesday morning.

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