- Associated Press - Saturday, November 1, 2014

RELIANCE, S.D. (AP) - Lyman County officials say a fire that started Friday afternoon and burned about 235 acres near Reliance is mostly out.

Lyman County Sheriff Steve Manger tells KFGX-AM radio the fire started when a trailer came unhitched and went into the ditch, igniting the grass around 2:30 p.m.

High winds on Friday pushed the flames north. Manger says the fire mostly burned up a lake bed of cattails, but it also scorched a small area of nearby sudan grass and moved toward the city limits of Reliance.

Several area fire departments worked to put out the fire. Highway 248 was closed for about 2 ½ hours as smoke reduced visibility in some places on the road.

Manger says they will probably continue to see small flare-ups over the next several days.


Information from: KGFX-AM, https://www.dakotaradiogroup.com



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