HOT SPRINGS, S.D. — Firefighters are making progress in containing a wildfire that’s burned nearly 1,200 acres in Wind Cave National Park in southwestern South Dakota.

The Rankin wildfire is now 90 percent contained. The blaze started with a lightning strike on Monday.

KOTA -TV reports the nearby Beaver wildfire grew to 400 acres Thursday afternoon. No structures have been burned, but 10 are threatened and another 20 are within a mile of the fire.


This story has been corrected to show structures threatened are near Beaver wildfire.


Information from: KOTA-TV, http://www.kotatv.com

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