Legion Lake Fire 100% contained

CUSTER, S.D. (KSFY) - The Legion Lake Fire is now 100 percent contained after burning more than a week in western South Dakota.

That's according to a tweet from Custer State Park, which said the fire was fully contained around noon Mountain Time Tuesday.

The park will remain open on a limited basis. Park staff members are repairing fences, removing hazard trees and monitoring park wildlife.

Officials say the fire started on December 11 and was caused by a downed power line. It burned more than 53,000 acres, making it the third largest wildfire in Black Hills history.

More than 300 firefighters responded to the fire, including 10 from Sioux Falls Fire Rescue who left on December 13 and returned home two days later.