|Cactus Fire burns hundreds of acres on prairie|
|Thursday, 19 July 2012 12:31|
Fire crews from federal, state, local and volunteer agencies all responded to the scene. A helicopter was fighting the blaze from the air. The cause of that fire is under investigation.
Meanwhile, two wildfires that were sparked by lightning Tuesday entered the mop-up stage Thursday. As of Thursday morning, the Switch Back Draw Fire in Custer State Park had burned an estimated 57 acres. The closure of the French Creek Natural Area was expected to be lifted at 8 p.m.
As of noon Thursday, the River Bend Fire south of Edgemont was at 86 acres and 90 percent containment.
-Julie Oberlander/Dave Kidd