- Associated Press - Monday, April 4, 2016

PRINGLE, S.D. (AP) - About 200 personnel are fighting a wildfire in the Black Hills National Forest area of western South Dakota.

The Great Plains Fire Information office says the Cold Fire has burned about 3 square miles and is about 20 percent contained.

The fire is burning in the Black Hills National Forest, Wind Cave National Park, Norbeck Wildlife Preserve and on private land. It was reported Saturday afternoon, east of Pringle. Authorities say firefighters gained a significant advantage when the fire burned into an area of a recent prescribed burn, which provided fewer fuels for the fire to consume.

No injuries or lost structures have been reported, though some roads have been closed. The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined.


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