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Water is sprayed on a wildfire Aug. 3 near the Hayden Station power plant. Not accounting for numerous small lightning-caused fires in Routt National Forest, there were 51 wildfires in Routt County that burned an estimated 1,091 acres, Routt County Emergency Management Director Bob Struble said.

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Fire chief: Routt County 'dodged a bullet' during wildfire season

Drought conditions led to an active wildfire season in Routt County, especially early on, but officials say it could have been a lot worse.


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