- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

CORSON, S.D. (AP) - Minnehaha County officials have reopened state Highway 11 in Corson after closing it for several hours because of a nearby fire.

Officials closed the road from Interstate 90 to north of Corson, a town east of Sioux Falls. The state Transportation Department said fire trucks and personnel on the highway had made it impassable for motorists. KSFY-TV reports officials reopened the road around 1 p.m.

Fire crews were battling a blaze at the site of a former grain elevator. The fire started as a controlled burn and spread to a building that was slated to be demolished.

Minnehaha County Emergency Manager Lynn DeYoung says firefighters are planning to let the blaze burn out.

Authorities do not believe any other buildings in the area are in danger.

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