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Creek Fire under control

First large fire of the year reaches 1470 acres

A sizeable fire northwest of Hulett had been fully contained by Monday morning, thanks to the combined efforts of local, state and federal firefighters.

Located northwest of Hulett, the Creek Fire was reported late in the afternoon of June 11 and is believed to have been caused by lightning, according to Incident Commander Karsten Milek.

The fire reached approximately 1470 acres on a mixture of private, state and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands.

A command center was set up at the community center in Hulett and, by the end of the weekend, the response had grown considerably, says Milek.