“That would be quite a big fire,” he said. “but I’m not going to rule anything out of possibility. I don’t think it will get out there, but 70 mph winds is a lot of winds.”
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The winds pushed the fire to the east and forced authorities to suspend aerial firefighting operations on Friday afternoon. Powerful winds continued overnight Friday, causing extreme fire behavior, the statement read. By Saturday morning, the fire’s front was one mile north of Fox Park, extending east to just south of Lake Owen.
“The subdivisions of Keystone and Lake Creek were impacted by the fire,” the statement said. “Firefighters were able to…