PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — Crews are battling a wildfire that has burned nearly 1600 acres on the Pine Ridge Reservation in southwestern South Dakota.
The fire was fully contained as of Wednesday evening, according to InciWeb, an incident information system website managed by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group. Crews were still working on the interior of the fire.
A statement on the website calls it “a human-caused fire in steep timber on the Pine Ridge Reservation driven by high winds.”
The Bureau of Indian Affairs Fire Department and Oglala Sioux Tribe Emergency Management requested additional resources to fight the wildfire located about 6 miles north of the town of Pine Ridge.
The fire began Tuesday evening. Noe homes or structures have been lost to the fire.