Kathy Clay was making the best of her Sunday on-call shift, cooking up blueberry-mint jam in a copper pot from her Hoback home when word came that lighting had struck the face of East Gros Ventre Butte.

Having been up on Teton Pass a week before to investigate another reported fire, the Teton County fire marshal marveled at how green and wet the Jackson Hole landscape looked for the beginning of August. This fire, she thought Sunday, wouldn’t amount to much.

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