Fire burning south of Bismarck-Mandan at Schmidt Bottoms

A fire south of Bismarck-Mandan has been burning since 5 pm Tuesday night.
Morton County Rural Fire Chief Lynn Gustin says between 20 and 25 acres has burned.
The fire which is burning in the area of Schmidt Bottoms is heavily wooded and not easily accessible according to Gustin.
Gustin says Morton County, Game and Fish and North Dakota Forrest Service are all monitoring the fire.
They are not actively fighting the fire as it is in a difficult to access area.
Gustin says the fire is burning towards the Missouri River and is expected to burn itself out.
Crews will be on scene to monitor and make sure it does not get out of control.
There are no structures in the area or danger to people.

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