Teton County to provide special notifications for Cliff Creek Fire

(Teton County, Wyo.) - Teton County Emergency Management has created a special notification system for Granite Creek area evacuees and others interested in getting Teton County-specific updates for the Cliff Creek Fire. Officials are offering a new notification group via the community’s emergency information service, Nixle. Nixle delivers information to residents and visitors over their cell phones (via text messages), email and the web at Those interested in receiving Teton County-specific updates on the Cliff Creek Fire can sign up by texting the word TETONCLIFFCR to 888777 to register. Users can also sign up for those or other community notices online at . “We know there are people displaced from their homes and worried about their property, so we want to be able to provide them with the most timely information we can,” said Teton County Emergency Management Coordinator Rich Ochs. “With this special Nixle group, we can send information to those specifically impacted by or interested in the Cliff Creek Fire without overusing emergency feeds.” When the Cliff Creek Fire spread north toward the Granite Hot Springs/Granite Creek area yesterday afternoon, (Monday, July 18), the Teton County Sheriff’s Office led an evacuation of summer homes, the campgrounds and the Safari Club International Foundation’s American Wilderness Leadership School. Ochs estimated that approximately 70 people left the Granite Creek Canyon area, which is south of Jackson and north of Bondurant. The American Red Cross of Wyoming is available to assist those ordered to evacuate with shelter or other needs. Evacuees who would like to register with the Red Cross, may call (307) 222-8272. For general Cliff Creek Fire management information, InciWeb provides the latest updates from the U.S. Forest Service: *Feature Photo: h/t Melissa Gilbert Gayle / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news #cliffcreekfire