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Prescribed burn sparks grassland fire near Lemmon, Buffalo

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LEMMON (AP) -- A prescribed burn started by the U.S. Forest Service southeast of Hettinger, N.D., escaped containment lines and scorched nearly 22 square miles of grassland into South Dakota's Perkins County, officials said Thursday.

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Grand River District Ranger Paul Hancock said some private property was burned over but no structure damage or injuries have been reported.

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