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A firefighter uses a drip torch to ignite a fire at Theodore Roosevelt National Park on Friday. The National Park Service performed controlled burns on approximately 2,500 acres in the park’s South Unit near Medora, N.D. Katherine Lymn/Dickinson Press

Theodore Roosevelt National Park carries out prescribed fire


MEDORA, N.D. -- If it wasn’t planned, visitors in Theodore Roosevelt National Park would have thought it was under attack.

But the National Park Service carried out a controlled burn Friday on about 2,500 acres in the park’s South Unit.

The wedge-shaped burn unit, about halfway through the unit’s scenic loop, is east of Wind Canyon and north of the Jones Creek Trail.

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