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Reports of visible smoke in Pueblo and Westcliffe likely originate from a fire burning at the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Southeastern Colorado. Officials there say a fire sparked by lightening earlier this month flared back up, but is not a threat to park visitors or resources, and is being managed.

Photos: Smoke from the Medano Fire in the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve pours over the Sangre de Cristos into the south end of the Wet Mountain Valley. Credit: Shanna Lewis.

 

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