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Fire near Bryce Canyon nearly contained



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BRYCE CANYON -- A wildfire burning in Bryce Canyon National Park kept the area's main highway closed Sunday.

The Bridge Fire is burning eight miles south of Bryce Canyon City. Lightning ignited the blaze back on June 14, and it's burned 3,488 acres of forest and park lands so far.

As of Sunday morning, the fire was about 50 percent contained. Fire crews spent much of Saturday fighting the hotspots with foam and water.

Due to fire, smoke and hazardous trees, 15 miles of Highway 63 have been closed since the fire started. Bryce Canyon officials are hoping to open the road by Monday.

All other roads, visitor services and viewpoints are open.

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