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Lightning sparks wildfire near Minersville

Black Mountain Fire. Courtesy Clint Coates

A wildfire was burning Tuesday evening near Minersville in Beaver County.

Lightning apparently caused the fire about 5 p.m., 3 miles southeast of Minersville, Bureau of Land Management spokesman Nick Howell wrote in a press release.

The fire is estimated to be 750 acres and is threatening one cabin, Howell wrote. The Tribune will provide further details as they become available.

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