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Carbon County Emergency Manager finds areas to work on following fire events on April 3

While the arrival of spring may have more people thinking about floods rather than fires, four recent events that began as controlled burns are showing just how dry things are before the spring runoff.

During the April 6 meeting of the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC), the commissioners were informed about the recent events by Lenny Layman, Carbon County Emergency Manager, which took place on April 3.

“We had three to four controlled burns that got out of control, three in the Baggs area and one east of Riverside near the 1 Bar 11 Ranch. I conducted an OEM–Office of Emergency Manag...


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