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Lightning sparks grass fire at Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado

Fire at Great Sand Dunes 5/18/22
Fire at Great Sand Dunes 5/18/22(NPS)
Published: May. 18, 2022 at 4:38 PM MDT|Updated: May. 19, 2022 at 5:28 AM MDT
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GREAT SAND DUNES NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (KKTV) - A lightning strike sparked a grass fire at a national park in Colorado.

Officials with the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve announced Wednesday afternoon that there was a fire was burning inside the park along Highway 150.

The grass fire scorched more than 300 acres by nightfall, but crews were able to get the upper hand, the national park said Wednesday evening.

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