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Cedar Knob Fire

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Bureau of Land Management firefighters backfire along Moffat County Road 59 South late Tuesday night while battling the Cedar Knob Fire about 20 miles south of Maybell. Back firing is a containment strategy that entails firefighters going ahead of the fire and conducting prescribed burn operations. Photo by Joe Moylan

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Moffat County Sheriff Tim Jantz arrives Tuesday at the scene of the Cedar Knob Fire located on Pete Shelton's property about 20 miles south of Maybell. Employees with the Moffat County road and bridge department deployed bulldozers to the scene to construct a fire line around Shelton's structures. Photo by Joe Moylan

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The Cedar Knob Fire burns on private land Tuesday in Moffat County about 20 miles south of Maybell. Photo by Joe Moylan

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The Cedar Knob Fire burns on private land Tuesday in Moffat County about 20 miles south of Maybell. Fire officials were unable to estimate the size of the blaze Tuesday. Photo by Joe Moylan

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The Cedar Knob Fire burns on private land Tuesday in Moffat County about 20 miles south of Maybell. Photo by Joe Moylan

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Bureau of Land Management firefighters backfire around Pete Shelton’s corrals Tuesday in an effort to save structures and contain the Cedar Knob Fire in Moffat County. Photo by Joe Moylan

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A Bureau of Land Management firefighter backfires around Pete Shelton’s corrals Tuesday in an effort to save structures and contain the Cedar Knob Fire in Moffat County. Photo by Joe Moylan

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A Bureau of Land Management firefighter directs traffic Tuesday while conducting backfire operations at the Cedar Knob Fire currently burning in Moffat County about 20 miles south of Maybell. Photo by Joe Moylan

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The Cedar Knob Fire “runs” up the east slope of a hill Tuesday night. Photo by Joe Moylan

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A Bureau of Land Management firefighter examines fire activity Tuesday night while battling the Cedar Knob Fire 20 miles south of Maybell. Photo by Joe Moylan

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Bureau of Land Management firefighters backfire along Moffat County Road 59 South Tuesday night while battling the Cedar Knob Fire. Photo by Joe Moylan

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The Cedar Knob Fire begins to lie down on the east side of the blaze Tuesday night. Photo by Joe Moylan

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A Bureau of Land Management firefighter backfires Tuesday night while battling the Cedar Knob Fire 20 miles south of Maybell. It was the seventh confirmed fire reported in Moffat County Tuesday. Photo by Joe Moylan

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Bureau of Land Management firefighters complete backfire operations Tuesday night along Moffat County Road 59 South while fighting the Cedar Knob Fire. Photo by Joe Moylan

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A Bureau of Land Management firefighter watches the flames during Tuesday night’s Cedar Knob Fire located 20 miles south of Maybell. Photo by Joe Moylan

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A Bureau of Land Management firefighter conducts backfiring operations while battling Tuesday’s Cedar Knob Fire located 20 miles south of Maybell. Photo by Joe Moylan

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