EDGEMONT, South Dakota (AP) - Residents of five homes near Edgemont have been told they might have to evacuate because of a forest fire.
The White Draw Fire started Friday afternoon when a recreational vehicle with mechanical trouble pulled to the side of the road and ignited some dry grass.
Low humidity and rising winds caused ground crews to have difficulty in controlling the fire, which had grown to 2,000 acres by Saturday afternoon.
Firefighters also are battling the blaze with helicopters and an air tanker.
Authorities warned drivers to be cautious on U.S. Highway 18 because of smoke in the area.
Meanwhile, authorities reported that the Dakota Fire southwest of Rapid City has been 100 percent contained after burning 348 acres. Crews continued to mop up and monitor the area Saturday.
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