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Storm Hill Fire in Hill City Area Now Fully Contained

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HILL CITY, S.D. (AP) — Firefighters have fully contained a wildfire that burned about 200 acres of private and U.S. Forest Service land in western South Dakota.

The Storm Hill Fire started in the Hill City area on Saturday, scorching about one-third of a square mile before its spread was stopped late Monday.

The fire at one point during the weekend threatened some structures and forced the closure of a highway. No injuries were reported.

The Great Plains Fire Information office says the fire is mainly in bug-killed trees and fallen timber, and it’s producing a lot of smoke.

Officials say the fire was caused by a person, but how it started isn’t known.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


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