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Burn gets out of control

A controlled burn was pushed out of control by swirling winds and dry conditions Friday afternoon along Routt County Road 44.

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A haystack smokes as flames from a wildfire burn Friday afternoon along Routt County Road 44. The fire was the result of a controlled burn that was pushed out of control by swirling winds and dry conditions. Members of Steamboat Fire Rescue responded and knocked the flames down, and the only real casualty was the nearby haystack, which caught fire and was destroyed. Photo by John F. Russell

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A haystack smokes behind flames from a wildfire that broke out Friday afternoon along Routt County Road 44. The fire was the result of a controlled burn that was pushed out of control by swirling winds and dry conditions. Members of Steamboat Fire Rescue responded and knocked the flames down, and the only real casualty was the nearby haystack, which caught fire and was destroyed. Photo by John F. Russell

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A firefighter from Steamboat Fire Rescue knocks down flames Friday afternoon on a haystack on a ranch along Routt County Road 44. The fire was the result of a controlled burn that was pushed out of control by swirling winds and dry conditions. The only real casualty was a nearby haystack, which caught fire and was destroyed. Photo by John F. Russell

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A firefighter from Steamboat Fire Rescue knocks down flames Friday afternoon on a haystack on a ranch along Routt County Road 44. The fire was the result of a controlled burn that was pushed out of control by swirling winds and dry conditions. The only real casualty was a nearby haystack, which caught fire and was destroyed. Photo by John F. Russell

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A firefighter from Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue knocks down flames in a haystack Friday afternoon on a ranch along Routt County Road 44. The fire was the result of a controlled burn that was pushed out of control by swirling winds and dry conditions. The only real casualty was a nearby haystack, which caught fire and was destroyed. Photo by John F. Russell

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