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The sun sets behind a blanket of smoke just west of Steamboat Springs in summer 2012. Routt County managed to avoid a major wildfire during that busy fire season and authorities are hopeful for a similar outcome from this season.

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Facing high wildfire threat, Routt County residents told be prepared

It had been more than a month since Routt County had seen any moisture, but the hillsides were surprisingly green as Oak Creek Fire Chief Chuck Wisecup drove his truck through the remote subdivisions in Stagecoach.


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