JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) -- Homeowners began cleaning fire-retardant foam from their ritzy mountain retreats as the 1,400 firefighters who saved the houses from a stubborn blaze wrapped up their task.
With the fire in the southwest corner of the Jackson Hole valley expected to be contained this week, fire crews turned their attention to a new blaze that forced the closure of an entrance to Yellowstone National Park.
About 200 more firefighters were added Tuesday to the 900-acre fire, which was difficult to reach because of its location in treacherous terrain, park spokeswoman Cheryl Matthews said.
That blaze also threatened the Pahaska Tepee resort, which features a hunting lodge built in 1904 by Buffalo Bill Cody.
The fire near Jackson no longer posed the danger that it did last week, when it threatened more than 100 of homes, including a subdivision where houses average $5 million. The fire, which charred 4,470 acres, brought an aerial blitz of water and fire retardant from tankers and helicopters that stopped its advance.
Residents cleaned up the mess left by the firefighting effort and felt blessed that no serious damage was done.
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