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Crews quickly contain several new South Dakota wildfires

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Firefighters quickly got a handle on several new wildfires in South Dakota as hot, dry weather continues.

A blaze east of Pierre blackened about 200 acres on Monday. Rural Fire Chief Jason Roggow says it took crews about six hours to battle the blaze, and they were called out again Monday night to put out hot spots.

Two homes and several other buildings near the Taylor Draw Fire were not threatened. The cause of the fire was not immediately determined.

In western South Dakota, a half-acre blaze along Interstate 90 east of Rapid City was quickly extinguished, as were three small lightning-caused fires in the northern part of the Black Hills National Forest.

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