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Firefighters Nearly Contain Crow Peak Blaze

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SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — Firefighters have nearly contained a blaze that has consumed nearly 3,000 acres in the Black Hills National Forest.

A June 24 lightning strike started the blaze on Crow Peak west of Spearfish. Officials say the blaze was about 90 percent contained on Monday and was expected to be fully contained by the end of the day.

About 170 people were on scene Monday battling the fire.

Crow Peak is a key landmark in the Northern Black Hills and has a popular hiking trail. Officials say area businesses, campgrounds and recreation sites in the Northern Black Hills remain open for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, but Crow Peak was closed.

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