Saturday, 21 July 2012 09:44
ROSEBUD, S.D. (AP) _ Firefighters were continuing to battle a series of wildfires on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota that forced the evacuation of a couple of dozen homes.
Fire Information Officer Beth Hermanson says about 200 firefighters were on the scene Saturday morning. A helicopter was also making water drops.
Hermanson says there are half a dozen fires covering a total of about 9,000 acres, or about 14 square miles. She says two of the fires were ``very active already'' Saturday morning.
The fires were sparked Thursday by lightning storms and are being fueled by both timber and grass.
About 20 to 25 homes were initially evacuated. Hermanson says all but a handful were allowed back in Friday night.