UNDATED – (DRG News) A fire burned just over 600 acres last week in Meade County. The “Shoun Draw Fire” was caused by lightning and burned rangeland on both private and Bureau of Land Management property about five miles west of Elm Springs. The fire was one of two wildfires that were lightning sparked on Wednesday afternoon. Incident Commander Jim Strain of the SD Division of Wildfire Suppression says rough terrain hampered firefighting efforts much of Wednesday. Crews worked Wednesday night and Thursday morning to make sure the fire was completely out. Strain says firefighters from several agencies, including the BLM, Division of Wildland Fire Suppression and Nebraska National Forest; along with the Elm Springs, New Underwood, Hereford, Enning, Black Hawk and Box Elder departments helped at the scene. The fire burned 602 acres and was considered contained at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
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