HANKINSON, N.D. — Officials say a wildfire that’s burned about 800 acres in southeast North Dakota is under control.

Richland County’s emergency manager Brett Lambrecht says firefighters from 10 departments, including New Effington, South Dakota, helped battle the blaze in very windy conditions.

Lambrecht tells KFGO the fire is about three miles long and two miles wide. Firefighters from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service monitored the fire overnight Wednesday.

There are no injuries.


Information from: KFGO-AM, http://www.kfgo.com

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.