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Associated Press, Published April 09 2012

Firefighter suffers minor injuries in western ND Badlands grass fire

DICKINSON, N.D. — Crews have contained a grass fire in the western North Dakota Badlands that burned about 1½ square miles and caused minor injuries to a Billings County firefighter.

County Chief Deputy Pat Rummel tells KXMB-TV that the Sunday fire started near an oil well site, but the cause was not immediately determined.

About 100 people from several agencies fought the blaze that was visible from the Painted Canyon Overlook. It took them about 4½ hours to contain it.

No buildings burned. The firefighter who suffered minor burns to his hands and face was treated at the scene by paramedics.


Information from: KXMB-TV, http://www.kxnet.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.