- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

PRINGLE, S.D. (AP) - Crews on Tuesday are working to strengthen containment lines around a wildfire in the Black Hills National Forest area of western South Dakota.

The Cold Fire burning in the Black Hills National Forest, Wind Cave National Park, Norbeck Wildlife Preserve and on private land is nearly one-third contained and remains about 3 square miles in size. No structure damage or injuries have been reported.

The fire was reported Saturday afternoon, east of Pringle. The cause isn’t yet known.

The Great Plains Fire Information office says nearly 200 personnel are fighting the blaze on the ground and from the air.

Fire crews are working to ensure hot spots along the perimeter are extinguished and are continuing to mop up. Winds expected to hit 35-40 mph, snags and low humidity are concerns.


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