A western Wyoming town knocked back on its heels by a fire last winter is dusting itself off for tourist season and could begin rebuilding this summer.

A wrecking crew in downtown Dubois last week, tore down two of three buildings that were heavily damaged Dec. 30.

The fire destroyed eight businesses.

Damage to the buildings alone totaled as much as $1.4 million.

The fire destroyed local landmarks including a flea market called The Mart.

Resident Ellen Jungck says it's good the badly burned buildings are gone now because they were depressing to look at.

Investigators say the fire probably started next to a chimney in the attic of The Mart.

Dubois is 50 miles east of Grand Teton National Park and home to about 1,000 people.