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Update: Helicopter being brought in for water drops to help control blaze in the Badlands near Medora

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local Dickinson, 58602
Dickinson North Dakota 1815 1st Street West 58602

Firefighters are trying to contain a 25 to 30-acre fire about eight miles south of Medora in the Plumely Draw area, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

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No structures or homes are threatened, an official says.

The fire is in a remote area, several officials said.

A firefighter from the Medora area called in the fire at about 6 p.m. Sunday, but the fire may have been started by a lightning strike on Saturday, an official told The Dickinson Press late this morning.

More resources are being called in, including three engines, two hand crews and a helicopter to perform water drops, according to the Forest Service.

About eight miles of the Maah Daah Hey trail is closed, from Bully Pulpit Trailhead to Plumely Trailhead.

Keep an eye on this website and see Tuesday's Dickinson Press for more on the story.

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