Wednesday, January 27, 2021

January 27, 2021

Black Hills National Forest Pile Burning
  • Mystic fire will be burning piles over the next two weeks in the vicinity of the Boy Scout Camp and 8 miles west of Hill City. Smoke may be visible from Custer and Hill City.
  • Northern Hills fire will be burning behind the old Brownsville VFD station, heading north on the west side of Hwy 385, up to Strawberry Hill, 1/27 & 1/28.

Monday, January 25, 2021

January 25, 2021

Black Hills National Forest Pile Burning  

  • The Hell Canyon Ranger District is planning to burn approximately 400 machine piles around highway 85 beginning at Hardy guard station and moving south from there along the state line over the next week. Smoke may be visible from Hwy 85, Newcastle, and surrounding areas.  Most of the snowmobile trails will be utilized to ignite piles
  • The Northern Hills Ranger District is planning to burn hand piles and machine piles throughout the week and into next. Piles are located on Keough Road, Dalton Lake Road, and along Nemo Road from County Road 044 to Old Ridge Road.
  • The Bearlodge Ranger District is planning to burn approximately 80 machine piles South of State HWY 24, on Forest road 830, off Forest road 838, and off of Blacktail FS road 849. Roughly 15 air miles NW of Sundance, WY. This project is planned to start tomorrow, 1/26/2021. 


Nebraska National Forest Pile Burning

  • The Pine Ridge Ranger District will be burning piles south of Chadron State Park and south of Chadron Creek Wildlife Management Area starting today, 1/25/2021. Smoke will be visible along highway 385.


Thursday, January 21, 2021

January 21, 2021

Black Hills National Forest
  • Northern Hills Ranger District is burning piles west of Spearfish, SD off of Crow Peak Bench Road, near Crow Peak.
  • Bearlodge Ranger District is burning south of State HWY 24, on Forest Service Road (FSR) 830, off FSR 838, and off of Blacktail FSR 849, approximately 15 air miles NW of Sundance, WY, conditions permitting.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

January 20, 2021

Black Hills National Forest Pile Burning
  • The Mystic Ranger District (central hills) will be burning approximately 3 acres of piles along the south shore of Sheridan Lake starting today, 1/20/2021. Smoke will be visible from the lake and along highway 385.
  • Northern Hills Ranger District is burning piles off of Mount Roosevelt Road, near Deadwood, SD.
  • Bearlodge Ranger District is burning today, (1/20/21) and tomorrow (1/21/21) off of Reynolds Road to FS 872.3 to FS 872.3A. Piles are part of the Elkhorn and Fish Timber Sales, approximately 10 miles SSE of Sundance, WY.

(photo taken 1/19/21 by Josh Hoffmann, Bearlodge Ranger District, USDA Forest Service)


Tuesday, January 19, 2021

January 19, 2021

 Black Hills National Forest Pile Burning

  • Hell Canyon Ranger District (southern hills) ~ Crews are burning approx. 400 large machine piles, 15 miles NE of Newcastle, WY, along the state line thru the week. Smoke may be visible from Hwy 85, Newcastle, and surrounding area for several days.
  • Mystic Ranger District (central hills) is burning piles 4-6 miles S/SW of Deerfield Lake for the next two weeks, as conditions permit. Smoke may be visible from Deerfield Lake and surrounding area.
  • Northern Hills Ranger District is burning piles that are located on the west side of HWY85 near the Preacher Smith Monument FSR 128.1 for the next two weeks, conditions permitting.
  • Bearlodge Ranger District (near Sundance, WY) ~ Crews are burning for the next several days off of Moskee Road to Grand Canyon to Schoolhouse Gulch. Piles are part of the Coil, Redbelly, and Mongoose timber sales, approx. 12-15 air miles SE of Sundance, WY.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

January 14, 2021

Hook Wildfire

Reported: 10:43 am, Jan 14, 2021

Location: 9 miles Northeast of Hulett, Wy

Size: 12.6 acres

Resources: Federal and Local

Cause: Escaped pile burn

Contained and Controlled at 1:01 pm, Jan 14, 2021


Mallard Place (County Assist - CA) 

Reported: 11:10 am, Jan 14, 2021

Location: Northwest of Pierre, SD

Size: 200 acres

Resources: Federal, Local

Cause: Unknown


Snowy Wildfire

Reported: 11:53 am, Jan 14, 2021

Location: Custer, SD

Size: .10 acre

Resources: Federal, Local

Cause: Escaped pile burn

Contained and Controlled at 12:55 pm, Jan 14, 2021



Wednesday, January 13, 2021

January 13, 2021

Black Hills National Forest

Bearlodge Ranger District is burning machine piles today (1/13/21) thru the week, as conditions permit. Crews are burning off of Moskee Road to Grand Canyon to Schoolhouse Gulch. Piles are part of the Coil and Red Belly timber sale, approximately 15 air miles SE of Sundance, WY.