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Large wildfire burning near Wanblee
courtesy of Martin Fire Department via Twitter
Large wildfire burning near Wanblee
Large wildfire burning near Wanblee
News Staff - July 17, 2017

WANBLEE, S.D. - A wildfire near Wanblee has burned more than 5,000 acres.

The Martin volunteer fire department says efforts to stop the fire from spreading appear to be working. The fire department tweets that burnouts appear to be working to stop the fire's progress. That's areas that are intentionally burned to control how the fire spreads.

The fire started Sunday afternoon near the intersection of Highway 73 and Highway 44, south of Kadoka.

Pennington County Fire Administrator Jerome Harvey says one unidentified structure had burned.



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