UPDATE: More than 3,000 acres burn in grass fire near Medora; 50% contained

Kasey Hester
Kasey Hester(KFYR-TV)
Published: Apr. 1, 2021 at 8:53 PM CDT
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Update (4/2/2021 @ 10:26 a.m.): I-94 is now open. According to Billings County Sheriff’s Department, more than 3,000 acres burned and 50% contained.

BILLINGS COUNTY, N.D. (KFYR) - Interstate 94 remains closed from Beach to Belfield while crews work to put out a grass fire near Medora.

Local fire departments, the North Dakota Forest Service and fire prevention from Colorado continue working to put out the blaze.

Firefighters say at 8:10p.m. central time the fire was 15% contained.

The town of Medora is still under an evacuation order.

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