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Fire snakes its way around the perimeter of a controlled burn at the Larry and Diane Hurtgen farmstead Wednesday evening. Steve Dzubay photo.

Controlled burn lights up Spring Valley area

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Ribbons of fire wound their way north in a large field at a controlled burn Wednesday evening.

The site was on acreage owned by Larry and Diane Hurtgen, north of 770th Avenue and west of 290th Street in the town of Gilman.

The orange glow and smoke plume could be seen for 10 miles or more, prompting numerous calls to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.

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