GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK
Fire Suppressed At Signal Mountain Convenience Store
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Teton Interagency Dispatch Center received an emergency call yesterday morning reporting a structural fire at the Signal Mountain Lodge convenience store. A quick response by firefighters from Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole Fire/EMS helped contain the fire to the store. The interior of the building sustained extensive smoke and fire damage. There were no human injuries during this incident. A Signal Mountain Lodge employee discovered the fire in the convenience store, which is currently closed for the winter season. He used an extinguisher in an attempt to suppress the fire and made an emergency call for help. The first responder, a ranger, arrived within 10 minutes of the call for help and directed firefighting resources as they arrived on scene. Two structural fire engines and an ambulance from the park, plus three fire engines from Jackson Hole Fire/EMS, arrived shortly after to support suppression efforts. Using thermal imaging, firefighters located unseen hotspots in the building’s walls and mopped up areas with lingering heat. A joint investigation is being conducted by the park and a Jackson Hole Fire/EMS investigator.
Name: Jackie Skaggs, Public Affairs Officer