Grass Fire Burns 4-500 Acres Near Marcus Tuesday



FAITH, S.D. – (DRG News) A grass fire burned about 4-500 acres in Meade County yesterday. The fire burned about a mile and a half east of Marcus much of the morning Tuesday—according to Faith Fire Chief Justin Haines. Firefighters from Faith, Enning and Opal responded to the report of the grass fire about 9:30 a.m. Mountain Time Tuesday. Haines says blades and discs were used to plow a fire line to slow the fire. The fire burned toward a creek, which also put a stop to its spread. Haines says the conditions are very dry and winds upwards of 40 mph pushed the flames and made the fire hard to fight. He advises landowners to avoid any open burning right now, until rains help green up the dry grasses. The fire was put out by about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday and left grass scorched in an area about ten miles west of Highway 73 and five miles north of Highway 34. A cause for the fire had yet to be determined on Tuesday.

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