(S.D. & Wyo.)-Black Hills-Area Wildfires Scorch 6,000 Acres
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Wildfires are now burning on about 6,000
acres in southwestern South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming.
The White Draw Fire near Edgemont is the largest at nearly 5,000
acres. It's about 50 percent contained. Fire crews are dealing with
the crash of an Air Force air tanker that killed at least one
person but fire spokesman Brian Scott says crews are focusing on
getting the blaze under control because that's their job.
The Parker Peak Fire near Hot Springs has grown to about 1,000
acres, and is 10 percent contained. The Highlands Fire has scorched
about 400 acres between Newcastle, Wyo., and Custer, S.D., and is
60 percent contained. It has destroyed five structures and damaged
two others. The Soldier Fire near Beulah, Wyo., is five acres and
50 percent contained.
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