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Visitors will be able to return to Mesa Verde National Park tomorrow, but crews will still be fighting the wildfires burning in and around the park.
Marta Peterson is the assistant to the park superintendent. She says most of the park's archaeological attractions will be open to
the public. The park's lone campground will be closed and officials haven't yet made a decision about whether to open the Balcony House ruins.
The 52,000 acre park has been closed since Tuesday, when lightning started sparked several fires in and around the park. None of the park's archaeological treasures have been threatened.
The largest fire is burning on 2,600 acres. It's currently 10% contained.
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