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Aug 18, 2014 10:13 PM by Kenzie Meek-Beck

Elbert County Rancher loses winter feed for cattle in fire

ELBERT COUNTY, CO -- In a fire on Monday, an Elbert County Rancher lost around 450,000 pounds of hay, according to the Elbert County Sheriff. 

The fire began Monday morning at the ranch, which is four miles northeast of Kiowa. 

It was controlled by crews, but the the winter feed for the rancher's cattle was lost. 

Authorities used heavy equipment to make sure that the blaze did not spread. The Kiowa, Elizabeth and Rattlesnake Fire Departments helped in containing the fire. Crews will work into the evening. 

 

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