Teton Pass closed Saturday to traffic traveling both directions after a pickup truck pulling a horse trailer caught fire.

At approximately 11:40 a.m., the driver, a 50-year-old woman from Ashton, Idaho, noticed a fire coming from the engine compartment of the truck, according to Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper Allen Wallace. She was driving westbound on Highway 22.

She pulled off to the right side of the road, where the vehicle became fully engulfed in fire. The driver and her passenger, her 22-year-old daughter, were able to exit the truck safely and get the horse out of the trailer and off of the roadway. Wallace said the horse appeared “remarkably calm” in spite of the danger.

Jackson Hole Fire/EMS arrived on the scene and put the fire out.

Due to the high road temperatures caused by the fire, Teton Pass remained closed for about an hour. The pass reopened about 1 p.m. Saturday.

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