Officials say Myrtle Fire completely containedPRINGLE (AP) — Authorities say the Myrtle Fire near Pringle has been 100 percent contained.
PRINGLE (AP) — Authorities say the Myrtle Fire near Pringle has been 100 percent contained.
The fire scorched nearly 16 square miles of land in the Black Hills before firefighters were able to completely contain it Tuesday night. About 120 crew members are still working to mop-up and patrol the area, while other crews have been reassigned to other fires.
The fire started last Thursday. A forest service special agent determined the most probable cause of the fire was when the grader's metal blade fractured a rock on the road surface and ignited grass on the roadside.