A Wyoming fire has killed at least four people and injured five others, the state health department said Friday.
The blaze is burning in the foothills of the Black Hills, which is one of the last remaining forests in the country untouched by the effects of the devastating drought.
The fire began at a ranch that has a herd of elk and is being managed by the U.S. Forest Service, the agency said.
A statement from the U, Forest Service said that the fire has burned about 20,000 acres in two counties.
A few hundred people had to evacuate the area, and there were no reported injuries.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.