Grasslands fire scorches more than 4 1/2 milesMARMARTH — Officials said a grass fire in southwestern North Dakota has grown to an estimated 3,000 acres, or an area of more than 4 1/2 miles.
MARMARTH — Officials said a grass fire in southwestern North Dakota has grown to an estimated 3,000 acres, or an area of more than 4 1/2 miles.
U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Babete Anderson said about 100 personnel were battling the Deep Creek 2 fire Saturday north of Marmarth, which is near the North Dakota and Montana border.
Anderson said the fire, which was started by lightning, is burning grass, sage brush and juniper. No structures were threatened as of Saturday morning.
“We’re working, we’re progressing, we’re getting some things completed,” Anderson said.
Anderson added that another blaze was reported Friday night in western North Dakota. She said the Sail Fire, approximately 13 miles northwest of Amidon, covered about 200 acres Saturday morning.
Crews on the 75-acre Deep Creek 12 fire, located 15 miles west-northwest of Amidon, were completing a containment line and mopping up Saturday afternoon.