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Residents allowed back into homes on Rosebud

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ROSEBUD, S.D. (AP) - Authorities have lifted an evacuation order for a community on the Rosebud Indian Reservation following improving weather conditions that have helped firefighters battle several wildfires.

Fire Information Officer Beth Hermanson says authorities are lifting evacuation orders for the Longhorn Complex, a set of fires that has burned nearly 70 square miles in south-central South Dakota. The fires are 70 percent contained.

Residents of the Spring Creek community will be allowed back into their homes Wednesday afternoon, and the Red Cross will be closing its shelter for evacuees.

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