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(S.D.) - Fire buring in South Dakota (Updated - 12:30 a.m.)

By: John Thayer Posted at: 04/24/2012 10:23 PM
UPDATE (12:30 a.m.) - Most departments along Highway 20 still have units on scene. We will work to get more information on the fire early in the morning.

UPDATE (12:10 a.m.) -
Crews are still battling the grass fire, which is north of the casino. It sounds like it has died down significantly. Scanner traffic was gone down significantly.

UPDATE (11:15 p.m.):
We have received reports that the fire is "dimming down". There have been multiple fire departments dispatched to the area. Chadron has seven units on scene. Crawfor has three. If you have more updates give us a call at 308-432-2972.

Original Story (10:23 p.m.) - Earlier tonight fire departments from Chadron and Crawford were dispatched to a fire "North of Chadron". The fire is more North than it appears from Chadron.

The fire is currently burning in Fall River County near Smithwick, SD. According to a phone call from Fall River County the fire is moving into Shannon County and is a "pretty serious situation".

They have dispatched multiple fire departments and we are told they are getting in touch with the county to get graders to help stop the fire.

Some fire trucks from the Chadron department have returned while others have continued north.

We'll have more information as it becomes available.

If you have any information give us a call at 308-432-2972


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