- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Grass fires continue to flare up across South Dakota as warm and dry conditions continue.

The Sheep Draw Fire in northwestern South Dakota has largely been contained after scorching nearly 22 square miles, but a new wildfire has started in Harding County. The Great Plains Fire Information office says the Moonshine Fire is about 3 square miles in size, with no containment.

Officials have closed a portion of state Highway 20 between Buffalo and Reva due to that fire. To the east, officials have reopened a stretch of U.S. Highway 212 that was shut down in Potter County Wednesday due to a grass fire.

That 8-square-mile blaze was started by a tractor fire. It caused the collision of a semitrailer and camper, and created hazy conditions as far as Mitchell.


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