FAIRBURN, S.D. — A woman is dead after a grass fire spread to a home in the Custer County town of Fairburn.

Authorities did not immediately identify the 26-year-old woman whose body was found Tuesday morning.

Custer Fire Chief Joe Harbach tells the Rapid City Journal that the grass fire had the potential to destroy the small town.

It damaged at least three buildings in addition to the home, as well as several vehicles and hay bales before being brought under control.

The cause of the blaze wasn’t immediately determined.

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