Associated Press, Published April 07 2013
Officials say Dakotas fire 100 percent containedLEMMON, S.D. — U.S. Forest Service officials say a fire that blackened more than 16 square miles of Dakotas grassland has been fully contained.
The fire on the Grand River Ranger District of the Dakota Prairie Grassland spread Wednesday after a 130-acre prescribed burn by the Forest Service escaped containment southeast of Hettinger, N.D. The blaze then moved into South Dakota's Perkins County.
No injuries have been reported, but one farm building has been confirmed lost.
The Forest Service has said it intends to compensate landowners for damages to fences, hay bales and anything else hurt by the fire.