Legion Lake Fire containment holds at 80 percent

Legion Lake Fire

Fire crews say the containment of the Legion Lake Fire remained at 80 percent as of Saturday morning. Fire officials expect that containment figure to rise later Saturday. The latest size estimate of the fire is 54,012 acres. They are expecting predicted snow to aid in containment on Saturday.

Saturday morning's fire release says some interior timber stands were burned on Friday, well within the fire perimeter.

The Rocky Mountain Team Blue will officially transfer command at 6:00pm Saturday to a type three organization.

Custer State Park and all interior roads within the park remain closed. All areas of Wind Cave National Park with the exception of Highway 385, Highway 87, Beaver Creek Road, associated turnouts and the immediate area around the visitor center are closed to all public entry.