Saturday, November 18, 2017

November 18, 2017

Stagecoach (3:18 pm)

  • Located on Stagecoach Springs Road in Custer
  • Size: 10 acres 17 acres
  • Human Caused 
  • State and local resources responded

Thursday, November 16, 2017

November 16, 2017

Slicker (1:30 pm)

  • Located 5 miles south of Chadron
  • Human caused
  • Federal and local resources responded
  • Size: 30 acres

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November 15, 2017

Reservoir Road CA (12:31 pm)
  • Located at 104 N Reservoir Road in Rapid Valley
  • State resources on scene
  • Size: 10 acres
  • Human caused
Rattler (12:34 pm)
  • Located approximately 1.5 miles south/southeast of Cement Ridge
  • Abandoned campfire
  • .10 acres
  • Contained at  12:40 pm and controlled at 1:00 pm
Black Gap (2:42 pm)
  • Located in Pennington County, approximately 7-8 miles s of Rapid City, Hwy 79
  • Human caused
  • 2.2 acres
  • Controlled
Video credit: Taft Tubbs

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

11-7-17 Pile Burning

Bearlodge fire on the Black Hills National Forest is burning handpiles today at the top end of Rattlesnake Canyon, about 2 miles South of Cement Ridge Lookout, WY.

Monday, November 6, 2017

11-6-17 Pile Burning

Black Hills National Forest Hell Canyon fire will be burning piles today in the Red Bank Springs area if conditions warrant.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

11-2-17 Pile Burning

Mystic fire on the Black Hills National Forest is planning to burn hand piles today adjacent to Highway 16 & Hardesty Road. Ignitions may continue tomorrow, 11/3, if conditions are favorable. Smoke will be visible along Highway 16 for several days. Patrols are planned through the weekend and signs have been placed along the highway.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Prescribed Fire at Stockade Lake

South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks have started ignitions on a prescribed burn at Stockade Lake.

Firefighters are planning on burning approximately five acres. This project is located on the west side of Stockade Lake near the beach and boat ramp area in Custer State Park.

The objectives of the burn are to reduce the hazardous buildup of debris and dead vegetation, which can fuel wildfires, and remove the dead layer of reeds to stimulate new growth.  Weather conditions will be monitored closely to ensure prescribed fire conditions align with management objectives for the burn.

Smoke may be visible in the surrounding areas and can linger for several days after ignition has been completed. Fire crews will secure, patrol and monitor fire lines as appropriate for public and firefighter safety. For more information on smoke management visit: