A sign for trail closures can be seen on Skilak Lake Road on Sunday, June 23, 2019. The Kenai Wildlife Refuge closed recreation areas, including Bottenintnin Lake, Watson Lake Campground, Egumen Lake Trail, Petersen Lake Campground, Kelly Campground, Seven Lakes Trail, Skyline Trail and Jean Lake Campground over the weekend. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

A sign for trail closures can be seen on Skilak Lake Road on Sunday, June 23, 2019. The Kenai Wildlife Refuge closed recreation areas, including Bottenintnin Lake, Watson Lake Campground, Egumen Lake Trail, Petersen Lake Campground, Kelly Campground, Seven Lakes Trail, Skyline Trail and Jean Lake Campground over the weekend. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Swan Lake Fire prompts recreation area shutdowns

The fire grew to 32,000 acres over the weekend

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