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Firefighters stop spread of blaze near Livingston, evacuation warning lifted

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LIVINGSTON - Park County Sheriff's Office posted a celebratory post regarding the fire on Saturday night.

"Dozer crews got a fire lines in place and the fire activity has dropped significantly. Crews will be working on hot spots and monitoring the fire overnight. We are pulling the evacuation warning and road blocks at this time. GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!!!!!!"

Firefighters responded quickly to the 200 acres fire, knocking down its spread.

The wildland fire in the Fleshman Creek, O'Rea Creek area is still actively burning Saturday night.

"Initially an emergency text was sent out to residents advising of an evacuation due to rapid fire growth toward homes," the Park County Sheriff's Office posted on its Facebook page. "This was quickly rescinded as the spread was quickly knocked down."

Water drops are continuing.

There are temporary Road Closures on O'Rea Creek and Fleshman Creek roads to keep non-residents out of the area. Area residents were contacted by PCSO deputies and placed in a warning status.

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