LA JUNTA, Colo. (CBS4) – Strong winds caused a big pileup of tumbleweeds in La Junta on Friday.

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Roads were covered in tumbleweeds. Crews collected all the tumbleweeds they could find and then burned them. Unchecked the tumbleweeds would have been a big fire hazard.

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Firefighters say they burned well over a million tumbleweeds.

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