Overnight evacuations ordered in Jackson fire

PHOTO: A firefighter securing an active area of California's Camp Fire, Photo Date: 11/15/2018
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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Fire managers say residents of about 30 evacuated homes in Jackson won't be allowed to return before Tuesday as crews battle a wildfire on a hill overlooking the town.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports that authorities took some residents to their homes Monday to retrieve pets and medications.

The fire has burned about 300 acres (120 hectares).

The fire started Sunday but the cause hasn't been released. It was burning on East Gros Ventre (groh-VAWNT') Butte on Jackson's northwest edge.

Authorities say 80 people were trying to cut and hold a containment line around the fire, assisted by helicopters and air tankers.