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Little Horsethief wildfire photos
Date: 9/8/2012 Album ID: 1531025
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Yvonne Dorsey hands a plate of cookies to Garth Wagner as he and other firefighters unload miles of hose and piles of hardware at the base of Snow King on Monday. The crew prepares to inventory the equipment used to guard east Jackson from the threat of the Horsethief Canyon wildfire, before returning it to the equipment cache near Boise, Idaho.  We're breaking down so that's a good sign, Garth Wagner said as he accepted the plate.
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Firefighters unload miles of hose and piles of hardware at the base of Snow King on Monday as they prepare to inventory the equipment used to guard east Jackson from the threat of the Horsethief Canyon wildfire. We're breaking down so that's a good sign, Garth Wagner said as he accepted a plate of cookies from an appreciative local resident.
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PRICE CHAMBERS / NEWS&GUIDEHelicopter mechanics Joe Glenn Anthony and Ryan Olson begin preparations for Tuesday's departure from the Horsethief Canyon wildfire helipad on the National Elk Refuge. While pilots meet in a briefing, a ground crew maintains the Erickson Air-Crane, one of several heavy helicopters used to dump water and retardant on the fire. According to the manufacturer, the flexible hose snorkel features a high pressure impeller and can draw water from any water source 18 inches or deeper in as fast as 45 seconds. The 2,650 gallon tank drops water, retardant, or foam mix.
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Valerie Blair, Jon Filardo and Hannah Brandt get ready for the day inside the control center at the helipad on the National Elk Refuge.
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This trailer serves as the base of operations for at the helipad on the National Elk Refuge.
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Helicopter mechanic Ryan Olson removes the intake covers as the ground crew begins preparing a Erickson Air-Crane for Tuesday's departure from the Horsethief Canyon wildfire helipad on the National Elk Refuge. While pilots meet in a briefing, a ground crew maintains the Erickson Air-Crane, one of several heavy helicopters used to dump water and retardant on the fire. According to the manufacturer, the versatile aerial platform has a load capacity of 25,000 pounds.
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Helicopter mechanic Joe Glenn Anthony begins preparations for Tuesday's departure from the Horsethief Canyon wildfire helipad on the National Elk Refuge. While pilots meet in a briefing, a ground crew maintains the Erickson Air-Crane, one of several heavy helicopters used to dump water and retardant on the fire. According to the manufacturer, the flexible hose snorkel features a high pressure impeller and can draw water from any water source 18 inches or deeper in as fast as 45 seconds. The 2,650 gallon tank drops water, retardant, or foam mix.
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Jaclyn Borowski

Horsethief Helicopters
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Jaclyn Borowski

Horsethief Helicopters
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Crews fuel a Type I helicopter Thursday afternoon at the helipad on the Elk Refuge.
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Smoke from the Horsethief Canyon fire southeast of Jackson billows over Snow King Mountain on Wednesday afternoon. Hotshot crews and smoke jumpers working the fire lit controlled burns for fuels reductions as part of their firefighting efforts.
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Smoke from the Horsethief Canyon fire southeast of Jackson billows over Snow King Mountain on Wednesday afternoon as a helicopter working the blaze flies across the skyline. Hotshot crews and smoke jumpers working the fire lit controlled burns for fuels reduction as part of their firefighting efforts.
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A DC-10 air tanker drops its load of fire retardant on the ridge above Cache Creek on Wednesday as firefighters continue efforts to contain the Horsethief Canyon Fire southeast of Jackson.
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An air tanker drops it's load of fire retardant on the ridge above Cache Creek on Wednesday as firefighters continue efforts to contain the Horsethief Canyon Fire southeast of Jackson.
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Smoke fills the air as a lone firefighter walks out of the Little Horsethief wildfire in Leeks Canyon on Tuesday as hundreds of others work to contain the blaze that began Saturday in Wilson Canyon.
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A hot shot from Gila, New Mexico regroups with his crew in Leeks Canyon on Tuesday as they fight the Little Horsethief wildfire.
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An Erickson Air-Crane flys over the fire line in Leeks Canyon on Tuesday. Numerous aircraft are in use to fight the Little Horsethief wildfire.
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A hot shot crew from Gila, New Mexico regroups by their vehicles in Leeks Canyon on Tuesday. Hundreds of firefighters are in Jackson working to contain the Little Horsethief wildfire.
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Fire fighters remove dead timber from the fire line in Leeks Canyon on Tuesday, as the Little Horsethief wildfire smolders behind them.
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Firefighters from the Gila, New Mexico hot shot crew walk into a timber stand in Leeks Canyon on Tuesday as work continues to contain the Little Horsethief wildfire.
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Bridger-Teton National Forest personel watch firefighting efforts from the end of Cache Creek Drive on Tuesday afternoon. Helicopters were dipping into a small duck pond and transporting water to the Little Horsethief fire on the ridge above the Cache Creek drainage.
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A helicopter prepares to dip into a small duck pond near the Cache Creek Trailhead to transport water to the Little Horsethief fire on the ridge above the Cache Creek drainage.
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A fence at the corner of Scott Lane and Snow King Avenue is decorated Tuesday to show support for firefighters battling the Little Horsethief wildfire south of Jackson.
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Jackson residents listen to a presentation from fire managers during a community meeting Monday at Davey Jackson Elementary School. Citizens were briefed on efforts to contain the blaze and evacuation procedures should an order be issued.
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JACLYN BOROWSKI / NEWS&GUIDE 
Emergency personnel gather at Town Hall to go over evacuation procedures Monday morning.
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Hot spots from the Little Horsethief fire glow into the evening on Monday in this view from Teton Pass. The fire grew to 2,700 acres as of Monday night.
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The Little Horsethief wildfire continues to burn Monday night as flames crest the ridge above Snow King. Firefighters from around the region work through the night to control the blaze that started on Saturday afternoon, preventing an evacuation of east Jackson.
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JACLYN BOROWSKI / NEWS&GUIDE 
Rick Vassar, left, and Revolution Cafe Rio teammate, Jason Benson, ride down South Park Loop during the LoToJa bike race Saturday afternoon. The duo finished the 206-mile-race in a time of 12:46:14.
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The smoke column glows over East Jackson on Sunday evening.
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Lincoln Baker, right, helps Patrick and Mary Katherine King pack up their home on Cache Creek Drive on Monday morning after an evacuation advisory was issued for the area.
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Scott Sanchez packs up his home on Cache Creek Drive on Monday morning after a evacuation advisory was issued for the area.
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An airtanker drops it's load of fire-retardant on the ridge above Cache Creek on Monday morning as firefighters work to contain the Little Horsethief Fire southeast of Jackson.
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A firefighter walks away from a wall of flame at Wilson Canyon on Saturday, where the Little Horsethief Fire was spotted around 3 p.m.
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A wall of flame burns through the sagebrush Saturday at the mouth of Wilson Canyon.
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John Crook, a resident of Little Horsethief Lane, sprays down his deck Saturday as the fire spreads near Wilson Canyon.
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Fire creeps up the hillside near Wilson Canyon on Saturday evening as firefighters work throught night to battle the blaze south of Jackson.
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Jackson Hole Fire/EMS uses a brush truck to fight the Little Horsethief Fire on Saturday. The blaze claimed a similar truck when an ember landed on it, setting it on fire.
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Teton Interagency Fire uses a helicopter to drop water collected from the Snake River on the Little Horsethief Fire on Saturday.
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The Little Horsethief Fire grows up Wilson Canyon on Saturday night.
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As seen from Little Horse Thief Lane, a wildfire spreads through Wilson Canyon on Saturday as fire fighters scramble to contain the blaze reported around 3 p.m. south of Jackson. Trails, lifts and other mountain operations at Snow King Resort are closed due to the Little Horsethief Fire, which is burning less than 3 miles south of the town hill.
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BRADLY J. BONER / NEWS&GUIDEWildfire in Little Horsethief Canyon south of Jackson, 9/8/12
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BRADLY J. BONER / NEWS&GUIDEWildfire in Little Horsethief Canyon south of Jackson, 9/8/12
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BRADLY J. BONER / NEWS&GUIDEWildfire in Little Horsethief Canyon south of Jackson, 9/8/12
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BRADLY J. BONER / NEWS&GUIDEWildfire in Little Horsethief Canyon south of Jackson, 9/8/12
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