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Custer State Park Fire


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Just an FYI. Custer State Park in The Black Hills of South Dakota which is about 72000 acres is on fire. The strong winds took a tree limb down which brought down a power line at the intersection of US Hwy 16 A and Needles Hwy. The fire which started on Mon and is only 10% contained has already burned about 45000 acres more than half the park. No structures have yet burned. The fire has gone east crossing the Wild Life Loop Rd closing Hwy 79 between the towns of Hermosa and Hot Springs. State Game Lodge Blue Bell Lodge and Legon Lake Lodge have all been sparred. The entire park is closed. More information is available on the Rapid City Journals web site as well as the local televisions web sites such as Black Hills Fox News. 

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Here is the latest I can find.  http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/update-new-estimate-puts-legion-lake-fire-at-acres/article_2cfc61b0-23c4-5e9a-a0f4-9c479bbed9fc.html

It sounds like most of the movement is now east of the park and outside as both Fairburn & Buffalo Gap are well east of the park. That area is mostly open country and ranch land. 

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