E. Ky. park to reopen after fire

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Associated Press

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 15 at 1:03 PM

CUMBERLAND, Ky. (AP) — State officials plan to reopen a park in eastern Kentucky now a wildfire has been contained.

WYMT-TV (http://bit.ly/1iSuMkI) reports Kingdom Come State Park, which is located in Harlan and Letcher counties, will reopen on Tuesday.

A forest fire that started last week burned about 500 acres, 200 of those in the park. Officials decided on Sunday to close the park due to smoke.

Forest ranger Lynn Johnson said Monday's rain helped firefighters contain the blaze.

There were no reports of injuries or property damage from the fire.

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Information from: WYMT-TV, http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews

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