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South Dakota wildfire containment lines keep overnight

CUSTER, S. D. – A Custer State Park official says a western South Dakota wildfire has not yet spread past fire containment lines overnight.

Park spokeswoman Lydia Austin said the fire has consumed more than 73 square miles (190 square kilometers) and is 10 percent contained. She says a fresh estimate will come later Thursday.

Austin says that the fire did not extend last night’s past fire lines, which can weigh or strips where the fire department the removal of vegetation, so there is nothing for the fire to burn.

She says there are no injuries, no buildings in the park are destroyed in hell.

Custer State Park is a top South-Dakota tourist destination, just south of Mount Rushmore National Memorial in the southwest of the state.

The fire started Monday. The cause is under investigation.

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