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Structure fire claims 60 acres

A structure fire on Friday ultimately claimed 60 acres of land due to strong winds.

According to Fire Warden Charlie Harrison, county fire units were deployed just before noon on Friday to a report of a structure fire on Lytle Creek Rd, six miles east of Carlile Junction.

On arrival, firefighters found an outbuilding fully consumed by fire, which had already spread to nearby vegetation and was being pushed by the strong winds.

Multiple structures were threatened.

The initial response team included ten engines, two water tenders, two dozers and five overhead.

The response team was able to stop...

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