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Crews respond to 111 acre Wabash Springs Fire near Custer

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This story was continually updated. Final update: 10:22 am MT

Starting about 7 a.m. Thursday morning, a 111-acre fire burned five miles northwest of Custer. As of 10 a.m. MT, the fire was reported to be 100% contained.

The cause is under investigation.

Officials say firefighters made "great progress on the Wabash Spring Fire."

About 35 homes were evacuated. Those evacuations have been lifted.


SDPB spoke with Kelsey Bean, a public information officer for the fire, as crews combated the fire.

“We’ve had some windy days the last few days, but right now—since we have had some moisture recently in the past—it’s primarily been going into the grass,” Bean says. “Right now, with it coming off of the winter, the grass, the vegetation isn’t as high as it might be in the fall or the summer. So it’s mostly been burning in the grass.”

Bean said that low burn left firefighters feeling confident about handling the incident.


A Public Information Officer says there are currently no reported homes lost, however, fires are burning in subdivisions.