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5,400 acres burned in Guadalupe Mountains 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) -

A fire in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park continues to burn.

Lightning sparked the wildfire Saturday afternoon, south of Coyote Peak.

165 people are working to control the blaze.

As of Tuesday, the fire is 30 percent contained and around 5,400 acres have been burned.

Officials say timber, brush and high winds are fueling the fire.

Several canyons and trails in the park are closed.

Officials say Guadalupe Peak will stay open.

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