RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says no criminal charges are expected as a result of a large wildfire west of Rapid City.
A debris pile is believed to be the source of a fire that burned about 3.5 square miles in late March. Department spokesman Tony Mangan says the owner of the property where the debris pile was located has a valid burn permit.
At least one home and two outbuildings were destroyed in the Schroeder Road fire. More than 150 personnel responded to the fire that caused more than 400 people to evacuate their homes near Rapid City and closed Mount Rushmore.