Military: Air tanker crashes fighting South Dakota fire

 Monday, July 2, 2012

 CNN

A military air tanker crashed while fighting a wildfire Sunday in southwest South Dakota, officials said. The C-130 tanker crashed while fighting the so-called White Draw Fire burning near Edgemont, South Dakota, the military said in a statement. "There are no details on the status of the aircrew available at this time," the statement said. The cause of the crash is under investigation. The wildfire has scorched 4,200 acres since it began Friday, according to InciWeb, a multistate fire response website.
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