(FOX5) -- DENVER, Colo. — Prairie dogs infected with the plague — yes, the plague — have shut down parts of a city and wildlife area near Denver this summer.
Sections of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge were closed in late July as a precautionary measure after the discovery of the disease, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said.
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Unaffected refuge areas reopened Saturday, but other locations in Commerce City, a suburb north of Denver, will remain closed until Labor Day weekend, the Tri-County Health Department said.