West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters work at a hay field fire Thursday about 2 miles from Hayden in the Breeze Basin area.

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West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters work at a hay field fire Thursday about 2 miles from Hayden in the Breeze Basin area.

Hay field fire put out quickly near Hayden

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— A fire at a hay field near Hayden quickly was brought under control Thursday by West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters.

The fire was reported at about 2 p.m. in the Breeze Basin area about 2 miles from town.

Hayden Fire Chief Dal Leck said it appeared that a piece of haying equipment hit a rock, and a spark started the fire.

"It was pretty dry," Leck said.

The fire burned about 1 acre.

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