Grassland Fire Burns Thousands of Acres Near Hettinger - - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Grassland Fire Burns Thousands of Acres Near Hettinger

? U.S. Forest Service ? U.S. Forest Service

A planned burn southeast of Hettinger gets out of control.

The U.S. Forest Service says the fire jumped containment on the Grand River National Grasslands yesterday.

Officials estimate around 14-thousand acres have burned. There are no reports of injuries and no homes or structures have burned.

A public information official says there is not a lot left burning at this point, but that efforts continue to make sure its out.

The fire is about eight miles south and three miles east of Hettinger in Perkins County in South Dakota. It's part of the Grand River National Grasslands.

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