JACKSON, Wyo. — Teton County prosecutors say they will leave it to the U.S. Attorney's office to decide whether to file charges stemming from a fire that scorched more than 3,000 acres and threatened homes in the Jackson area.
Teton County prosecutor Steve Weichman tells The Jackson Hole News and Guide (http://bit.ly/12As9R3 ) that federal prosecutors are "actively pursuing" the case, and the county will not file any charges. The Little Horsethief Fire started Sept. 8, and investigators say it was human-caused.
Shortly after the blaze started, a statement by Jay and Jason Anderson said their father, 76-year-old James Anderson, "remains extremely distraught" about the ignition of the fire, adding that the man was working with investigators.
As of Friday afternoon, the U.S. Attorney's office had not filed any charges in the case.