Fire hydrant

A fire hydrant uncovered after being buried in several feet of snow. This is what all hydrants in town should look like.

All able-bodied residents of Teton County are being asked to do your first responders a favor and dig out the fire hydrants near your homes or businesses.

Jackson Hole Fire/EMS responded to a fire near Twigs Garden Center on Sunday and the nearest hydrant was under snow.

"Jackson Police Department got there and deployed a fire extinguisher," Jackson Hole Fire/EMS Battalion Chief Mike Moyer said. "When we responded the hydrant showed up on our map and we identified that it was under a pile of snow."

Firefighters and police officers dug out the hydrant, and first responders were able to connect to it and put out the small fire.

Emergency responders say hydrants should be uncovered and have at least three feet between them and the snow.

Contact Emily Mieure at 732-7066, courts@jhnewsandguide.com or @JHNGcourts.

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