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AP Photo The Squirrel Creek fire burns along the ridge line of Sheep Mountain Monday, southwest of Laramie, Wyo.

Fatal plane crash in Black Hills of SD grounds part of firefighting fleet

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- The deadly crash of a military cargo plane fighting a South Dakota wildfire forced officials to ground seven other Air Force air tankers, removing critical firefighting aircraft from the skies during one of the busiest and most destructive wildfire seasons ever to hit the West.

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