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Cold Fire containment at 85 percent; Highway 87 reopened

PRINGLE (AP) -- Crews are mopping up a wildfire that's been burning all week in the Black Hills National Forest area of western South Dakota. The Great Plains Fire Information office says the Cold Fire that was first reported Saturday afternoon e...

PRINGLE (AP) - Crews are mopping up a wildfire that's been burning all week in the Black Hills National Forest area of western South Dakota.

The Great Plains Fire Information office says the Cold Fire that was first reported Saturday afternoon east of Pringle is now 85 percent contained.

State Highway 87 has been reopened. However, the fire area itself is still closed to the public, including hunters.

The fire burned about 3 square miles in the Black Hills National Forest, Wind Cave National Park and on private land. About 50 personnel remain on scene, down from the high of about 200.

No structure damage or injuries have been reported, and no evacuations have been ordered. The cause of the fire is still unknown.

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