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Associated Press, Published June 26 2012

Parts of Dakotas in for triple-digit temperatures

BISMARCK — Much of the Dakotas could be in for the hottest day so far this year, with temperatures in some areas soaring into the triple digits.

National Weather Service forecasts show that temperatures could reach 105 degrees or higher in southwest North Dakota and parts of western and south central South Dakota. The agency has issued a heat advisory for much of the two states.

The weather service also has issued a red flag warning indicating dangerous wildfire conditions in western South Dakota and southwestern North Dakota.

Crews battling a forest fire near Spearfish in western South Dakota's Black Hills tell KEVN-TV that they have geared up for a challenging day. The Crow Peak Fire was sparked by lightning over the weekend.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.