Firefighters battling blaze at Sand Dunes

Fire reported near the Great Sand Dunes National Park visitor center. Courtesy photo

Suspected lightning caused

ALAMOSA– Firefighters from Alamosa and Mosca Hooper departments as well the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control are currently battling a brush fire near the Visitors Center at Great Sand Dunes National Park.

Reports indicate that the blaze may have been started by lightning while a thunderstorm moved through the area Wednesday afternoon.

Officials with the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve announced the fire was burning inside the park along Highway 150.

“At 3pm, a fire started along the entrance road, in the grasslands,” part of a tweet from the National Park Service reads. “Park staff are working with neighboring fire agencies.  At this time, inbound traffic and the visitor center are closed.  There are no other evacuations.  The park will provide updates as we receive them.”

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