by Kurt Hildebrand
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June 13, 2013
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Crews douse Kingsbury fire

Firefighters wielding chainsaws and shovels lassoed, roped and tied a five-acre fire Wednesday that closed Kingsbury Grade for five hours. Winds estimated at 50 mph pushed the fire north and downslope prompting East Fork Fire District officials to implement the county’s emergency plan not long after the fire was reported at 3 p.m. High winds also prevented helicopters or fire tankers from flying over the fire, which was burning in sagebrush, grasses and scattered pine trees in extremely steep, rocky terrain. The number of firefighters working the blaze grew far faster than the fire, shooting from 35 at 5 p.m. …

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The Record Courier Updated Jun 13, 2013 06:34PM Published Jun 14, 2013 10:22AM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.