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A fire intended to be a controlled burn south of Bellevue “got out of hand” Wednesday, according to the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office, and burned about seven acres between 12:45 p.m. and 3 p.m. along Glendale Road south of the town. Some equipment from neighbors working in the area was used to help create a fire break around the fire. The Sheriff’s Office reported at 12:50 p.m. that a controlled burn had evolved into a wildland fire and was threatening at least one structure, according to the Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page. Wood River Fire & Rescue reportedly responded to the scene along with the Hailey, Bellevue and Sun Valley fire departments. Wood River Fire & Rescue Interim Chief Ron Bateman said no structures were damaged. Bateman said the controlled burn was started by a resident who had a burn permit. The fire was extinguished by 5 p.m., according to the Sheriff’s Office.

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