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50,000 acres scorched in Niobrara valley and fire still burning

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Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 7:40 am

One of Nebraska's worst wildfires in years has struck the state's crown jewel, the beloved Niobrara River valley, igniting worries about the region's future.

About 20 miles of the 76-mile Niobrara National Scenic River corridor have burned, including five miles of the stretch most popular with floaters, said Dan Foster, the National Park Service superintendent for the river.

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