ALERT: two highways closed near Lemmon, residents south/east of Lemmon be prepared to evacuate

LEMMON, S.D. — The Perkins County Sheriffs Office is advising that crews are tackling a fire west of Lemmon.

Highway 12 to the North Dakota border is now closed. Highway 73 from Summerville to Lemmon is also shut down.

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Lemmon Fire, courtesy Hope Klein

Residences in Lemmon are not currently affected. Those south and east of Lemmon should be prepared to evacuate.

Citizens are asked to stay out of the area while crews work to contain the blaze.

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