North Dakota National Guard deployed to fight wildfire near Medora

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MEDORA, N.D. (KVRR) – Two North Dakota Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopters took off at 3:40 p.m. Friday to support a wildfire reported 13 miles north of Medora.

They are equipped with 600-gallon buckets.

Officials say the fire has engulfed nearly 2,000 acres.

Crews will be there at least until dark.

Photo depicts a 600-gallon water bucket being prepared for use at the Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport Friday afternoon.

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