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Burning trash sparks wildfire

A homeowner burning trash in a barrel started a wildfire Friday that burned about three acres.

— A homeowner burning trash in a barrel started a wildfire Friday that burned about three acres.

About 3:11 p.m., Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called to a possible wildfire along Routt County Road 200A near Lake Catamount.

According to a news release, a neighbor reported outbuildings were catching fire, as well as a propane tank.

Oak Creek Fire Protection District firefighters were asked to help with the fire.

Firefighters found a 20- to 30-foot area burning with flames 3 to 4 feet high. The propane tank was also compromised.

Ferrel Gas arrived to help with the propane tank, and the fire was extinguished.

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Steamboat Fire Rescue reminds residents that the burn season ended Saturday.

"Landowners should keep in mind that recent dry conditions with the combination of the spring winds can cause a seemingly innocent agricultural burn to get out of control rapidly," the news release stated.

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