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White Draw fire fight "going really well"

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A fire burning nearly 9,000 acres in southwest South Dakota remained at 95 percent contained Thursday.

Fire spokesman Brian Scott says controlling the White Draw Fire in Black Hills is "going really well." 

Flags across South Dakota flew at half-staff Thursday to honor four North Carolina National Guard airmen who died in the crash of a C-130 air tanker helping battle the White Draw Fire last weekend. Two other airmen were injured in the crash. 

The White Draw Fire is one of several in the region.

The Highlands Fire destroyed five structures including two homes between Newcastle, Wyoming and Custer, South Dakota. It scorched about 400 acres.



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