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Ranchers’ know-how a critical resource

By Mitchell Willetts

The Enterprise

The fire kept trying to get away from Clint Fillmore and the other ranchers.

The Cherry Road Fire of 2016 burned almost 31,000 acres and it would've taken more had they not caught it.

A fire that big, you just can't bring enough water to put it out, Fillmore said. The best tactic is to burn where it's going before it gets there.

Fillmore is chief of the Jordan Valley Rangeland Protection Association, one of the area’s volunteer agencies trained and equipped to tackle fires in some of the remotest . . .