Some Legion Lake Fire evacuations lifted

Photo by Photo Jeni Lawver; courtesy Great Plains Fire Information.

CUSTER STATE PARK (KEVN) - From the Custer County Emergency Management - “The Legion Lake Wildfire continues to actively burn in Custer State Park and in areas just south and east of the park. "

As of 3 p.m., evacuations orders are lifted for all areas east of Highway 79 in Custer County, including Fairburn and Buffalo Gap.

Additionally, evacuation orders are lifted for most areas west of Highway 79, with the exception of the Tatanka Spirit Subdivision just northwest of Buffalo Gap.

Evacuation orders remain in place for Custer State Park and the aforementioned Tatanka Spirit Subdivision until further notice.

For those still required to evacuate, an evacuation shelter has been established at the Hermosa School at 11 4th Street. Use the following routes: Highway 79 north to Hermosa.

Follow the instructions of your local emergency management or law enforcement officials.”