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A massive fire tears through Adams County, just northwest of Lemmon, SD. | Photo by Ann Marie Robinson

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An aerial view of the 19,400 acres affected by the fire. | Photo by Dee Strehlow

Multi-county grass fire burns 19,400 acres

Multiple fire departments across the region responded to a report of a major grass fire in Adams County on Jan 14, 2021 at 4:33 p.m., officials say. The blaze, carried by high 30 to 40 mile per hour winds, started northwest of Lemmon in Adams County, North Dakota and quickly spread southeast into Perkins County, South Dakota, burning 19,400  acres overnight, according to the Lemmon Fire Department.

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