Thursday, January 19, 2017

1/19/17 Black Hills National Forest Pile Burning Information

Northern Hills fire is burning piles today & tomorrow on the West side of Hwy 85, North of Deadwood and South of Exit 17 (I-90).

Thursday, January 12, 2017

1/12/17 Black Hills National Forest Pile Burning Information

  • Mystic fire will be burning piles located near the Sugar Shack, south of Merrett Estes Road today, 1/12/17.
  • Northern Hills fire will be burning piles located south of Savoy to the Limestone Plateau and West of US-14A starting today and continuing over the next 2 weeks as conditions permit.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

1/11/17 Black Hills National Forest Pile Burning Information

Hell Canyon fire is burning piles off of Stagg Road and 6 miles south of Custer, SD. They will also be burning near the Forest Service office in Custer, SD today, 1/11/17.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

1/10/17 Black Hills National Forest Pile Burning Information

Mystic fire will be burning hand piles south of Carter Drive to McGee Siding beginning today, 1/10/17, and continuing through the week.

Mystic fire will also be burning piles on 385 today, approximately 1 to 2 miles south of the Sugar Shack. Smoke may be visible from Hwy 385, Hwy 44, Johnson Siding, Rochford, Silver City and Pactola Lake.

Monday, January 9, 2017

1/9/17 & 1/10/17 Black Hills National Forest Pile Burning Information

  • Bearlodge fire is burning piles 10 miles south east of Sundance, WY today, 1/9/17.
Hill City, SD; January 9, 2017 – Forest Managers are continuing to reduce hazardous fuels across the Black Hills National Forest.

Starting tomorrow & continuing through the week, Mystic fire will be burning piles located 1/2 - 1 mile west of Hill City, SD.

Smoke will be visible and may impact local communities, including Hill City, SD. Smoldering material may continue to burn days after burning operations are completed and firefighters will monitor and check the piles for several days after they have been lit.

Piles are created from timber sale slash and tree thinning operations.

Officials appreciate the support from local communities and said that reducing fuels this time of year makes fire suppression operations safer during the summer months.

Burning operations will continue across the Black Hills National Forest this winter as conditions permit.

Public safety and firefighter safety are the top priority when considering any prescribed burn operation on the landscape.

For pile burning notifications, sign up at http://gpfireinfo.blogspot.com/.

For more information on the Black Hills National Forest, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/blackhills.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

USFS Pile Burning

For the next 3 days, fire crews will be burning piles on the Black Hills National Forest.  Mystic Ranger District will be burning piles along Twin Springs Road area and the Hell Canyon Ranger District will be burning piles 2-6 miles west / northwest of Custer, SD.

12/27/2016 South Dakota Wildland Fire Slash Pile Burning

The Black Hat and Bear Mountain Handcrews will be burning slash piles in both the Rockerville and Hermosa areas today.  Ignitions may continue throughout the week, if conditions allow.