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Dry conditions have made combating the fire difficult.
Dry conditions have made combating the fire difficult.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
July 18, 2017

Fire Near Wanblee Burns 5,000 Acres

A fire located near the intersection of Highways 73 and 44 has consumed approximately 5,000 acres, reports Keloland News. Firefighters have estimated that the fire that began on Sunday evening is nearly 50 percent contained.

High winds and dry conditions in the area have made combatting the fire difficult, and have endangered homes in the region.

To read more news about wildfires in the region, visit the Black Hills Knowledge Network’s online news archive.

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