A wildfire spreads in Custer State Park in South Dakota

CUSTER, S. D. – the spread of A wildfire destroyed a building in Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Lydia Austin, a park spokeswoman said Tuesday that the fire has grown to more than 4.6 square miles (11.9 square kilometers), of 4 square miles (10.4 sq. km) on Monday.

Five homes in the park have been evacuated and a vacant building was on fire. No one was injured.

The blaze is zero percent contained and about 200 firefighters are on the scene.

The fire broke Monday during dry, hot weather. Austin says that the cause is under investigation.

Custer State Park features rolling hills with ponderosa pine and prairie. Austin says that animals naturally moves away from the fire.

The park is closed as well as roads in and out.

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