Crews look to reopen Zion scenic drive

Crews look to reopen Zion scenic drive

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ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah -- Wildfire crews hope to reopen a scenic drive in Zion National Park by Sunday.

Officials closed the Kolob Canyons District to fight the Cliffs fire this week. The closures included a five-mile scenic drive and four hiking trails in the area.

Lightning ignited the blaze on Bureau of Land Management land Tuesday night, and moved into Zion on Wednesday.

It has since burned more than 300 acres in the park.

Fire crews say they hope to have it completely contained by the end of the day Saturday. They expect to reopen the scenic drive Sunday.

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