Grass fire blackens Signal Hill

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Rapid City Firefighters mopped up a fire near the National Weather Service Office on Signal Hill Monday afternoon. The fire, which was near the intersection of East Signal Drive and Elm Street, could be seen from downtown.

According to Lt. Jim Bussell, public information officer for the Rapid City Fire Department, firefighters were able to knock down the fire quickly and no buildings were threatened. The fire was contained at 6.5 acres.

The American News reports that an application has been submitted to grow the animal feeding operation by 2,400 head of swine to a total of nearly 10,000 head.