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Wildfire West of Craig

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A Bureau of Land Management helicopter equipped with a scoop responds to a report of a wildfire off U.S. Highway 40 near mile marker 79 in Moffat County. Photo by Joe Moylan

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A fire truck drives through a scorched patch of grass and sagebrush Tuesday night near U.S. Highway 40 west of Craig in the wake of a blaze reported at about 5:30 p.m. Crews from Craig Fire/Rescue, the Bureau of Land Management, Moffat County and the U.S. Forest Service responded to the fire. Photo by Bridget Manley

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A Bureau of Land Management vehicle rides over the sagebrush Tuesday night toward what remains of a fire near U.S. Highway 40 west of Craig. The blaze is thought to have burned roughly 2,000 acres, although Moffat County Sheriff Tim Jantz stressed that figure is a rough estimate. Photo by Bridget Manley

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Cattle continue to graze on property near U.S. Highway 40 and Moffat County Road 212 as smoke from a wildfire billows in the background. Photo by Joe Moylan

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Craig Fire/Rescue firefighters refill an engine with water trucked-in by Herod Industries, Inc. employees. Photo by Joe Moylan

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Craig Fire/Rescue firefighters refill Tender 1 with water before heading back out to battle a wildfire about 10 miles west of Craig. The water in the portable tank was trucked in by Herod Industries, Inc. employees who saw the blaze and offered firefighters their assistance. Photo by Joe Moylan

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Lingering smoke from a fire west of Craig near U.S. Highway 40 cast a haze over the sun Tuesday, several hours after the blaze was reported. Photo by Bridget Manley

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A Bureau of Land Management helicopter dumps water on a wildfire that ignited Tuesday about 10 miles west of Craig on U.S. Highway 40 near mile marker 79. Photo by Joe Moylan

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Smoke billows into the sky from a wildfire that ignited Tuesday 10 miles west of Craig on U.S. Highway 40. Photo by Joe Moylan

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Firefighters Tuesday utilize a tractor to build a fire break near Moffat County Road 212 about 2 miles east of where a wildfire ignited. The break is credited with saving homes in the immediate area. Photo by Joe Moylan

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