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Crews contain Beaver County wildfire

Published: Sunday, July 7 2013 10:43 a.m. MDT

Crews battle the Black Mountain Fire in Beaver County, Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
 (Steve Landeen, Deseret News) Crews battle the Black Mountain Fire in Beaver County, Wednesday, July 3, 2013. (Steve Landeen, Deseret News)

MINERSVILLE, Beaver County — The Black Mountain Fire was 100 percent contained Saturday, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

Some crews will stay on the scene to douse hot spots and eliminate any threat of the fire breaking containment.

The the lightning-sparked blaze charred 4,556 acres 3 miles east of Minersville in Beaver and Iron counties. Light smoke may still be visible from Minersville and state Route 130 for the next three days.

Chalk Hollow, Maple Springs, Black Mountain and Camel Hollow roads will remain closed until the fire is completely out, according to the BLM.

— Dennis Romboy

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