- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A wildfire burning in northwestern South Dakota’s Harding County has grown to about 16 square miles.

The Great Plains Fire Information office estimates that the Sheep Draw Fire has burned more than 10,000 acres since Saturday afternoon. The cause is still being investigated.

Fire officials have said it could take several days to fully contain the blaze. More than 100 firefighters with federal, state and volunteer agencies have been attacking the fire, along with area ranchers and two South Dakota National Guard helicopters.

No one has been hurt. Some homes, other buildings and natural gas wells have been threatened, but firefighters have been able to protect the structures.

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