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Fire closes trails at Guadalupe National Park

Fire closes trails at Guadalupe Mountains National Park (Source: National Park Service Fire & Aviation Management) Fire closes trails at Guadalupe Mountains National Park (Source: National Park Service Fire & Aviation Management)
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, TX (KWES) -

Firefighters said lightning is to blame for a fire which is continuing to burn in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

The fire started Sunday afternoon and so far 4,500 acres have burned. 

High winds are helping spread the flames north and east across the park, pushing the past the state line into New Mexico.

Right now, there are over 170 people working to put out the flames with more on the way.

Firefighting efforts from the air were grounded due to high winds, which are expected to last the next 48 hours.           

Several trails are closed in the area and Mckittrick Ridge trail may be closed soon but Guadalupe Peak remains open.

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