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NC park at Pilot Mountain reopens after fire

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PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) - Pilot Mountain State Park is reopening after a fire this month that burned about 675 acres.

The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources said Wednesday that the park in Surry County reopened even as mop-up efforts continue. The principal overlook at Little Pinnacle, the climbing area and some trails remain off-limits to visitors and some damaged trees near the mountain's summit are being removed.

The park's campground, picnic area and most overlooks will be available to visitors, and portions of the trail system will be evaluated in coming days for reopening.

The blaze began Nov. 8 as a prescribed fire that escaped lines when embers blew from a dead tree into steep terrain. No injuries were reported from the fire.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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