Sunday, May 24, 2020

May 24, 2020



Winchester Fire
Reported:  1:00 pm on 5/24/2020
Location: 10 miles N / NW of Sundance
Size: 0.1 acre
Resources: Federal 
Cause: Abandoned campfire
Status: Contained, Controlled, and Out 5/24/2020 at 1:15 pm


Sandpit Fire
Reported:  2:31 pm on 5/24/2020
Location: Bearlodge Ranger district
Size: 0.1 acre
Resources: Federal 
Cause: Abandoned campfire

Status: Contained, Controlled, and Out 5/24/2020 at 2:55 pm

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020

Elk Creek
Reported:  6:56 pm on 5/19/2020
Location: Little Elk Creek Trailhead; Meade County SD
Size: 0.1 acre
Resources: Federal and Local
Cause: Abandoned campfire
Status: Contained, Controlled, and Out 5/19/2020 at 8:00 pm

Teepee
Reported:  6:43 pm on 5/19/2020
Location: Teepee Gulch Road; Pennington County SD
Size: 0.1 acre
Resources: Federal and Local
Cause: Abandoned campfire
Status: Contained 5/19/2020 at 7:15 pm; Controlled 5/19/2020 at 7:30 pm

Thursday, May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020

Gurney
Reported:  10:06 am on 5/14/2020
Location: 0.25 miles W of Elk Mountain Lookout; Custer County
Size: 0.1 acre
Resources: Federal

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

Lower Sage Creek
Reported:  9:47 pm on 5/12/2020
Location: 11 miles W of Interior, SD; Pennington County
Size: 0.2 acre
Resources: Local
Status: Contained 5/12/2020 at 10:50 pm, Controlled 5/13/200 at 11:39 am

Railroad CA
Reported:  11:34 am on 5/12/2020
Location: Near Fort Pierre, SD; Stanley County
Size: 0.01 acre
Resources: Federal
Status: Contained 5/12/2020 at 12:39 pm, Controlled and Out 5/13/2020 at 9:20 am

Saturday, May 2, 2020

May 1, 2020

Victoria
Reported:  8:03 am on 5/1/2020
Location: 5 miles NNE of Rockerville, SD; Pennington County
Size: 0.1 acre
Cause: Human
Status: Contained, Controlled, and Out at 8:30 am (5/1/2020)

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Prescribed Burn Planned at Mount Rushmore, April 29, 2020

Prescribed Burn Planned at Mount Rushmore

Release Date: April 28, 2020
Contact: Maureen McGee-Ballinger, maureen_mcgee-ballinger@nps.gov 605-574-3115

KEYSTONE, S.D. – Mount Rushmore National Memorial will implement a prescribed burn on Wednesday, April 29 to reduce accumulated fuels in support of the park’s fire management plan. The burn will be ignited within developed areas of the Memorial and will cover approximately 260 acres.
The burn objective is to reduce the build-up of dead fuels, in order to reduce the chance of higher severity fires. Visitors could experience drifting smoke and haze throughout the burn period and into the following evening. Those with smoke sensitivity are advised to be cautious when visiting the Memorial.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial has successfully completed several fuel-reducing projects in the past, to prevent or slow the growth of wildfires. These projects have primarily included mechanical thinning and pile burning. This week’s broadcast burn will allow the Memorial to reduce fuels across a larger area and will be conducted under approved prescription conditions. Factors such as humidity, fuel moisture, wind speed and direction, and weather forecasts are all considered in establishing the acceptable conditions for conducting a prescribed fire. If the prescribed set of conditions are not met, the fire will be postponed.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

April 28, 2020

Crackerjack CA
Reported:  3:38 pm on 4/28/2020
Location: 3 miles NE of Whitewood, SD
Size: 0.25 acre
Resources:  Local and State
Cause: Human
Status: Contained and Controlled at 4:43 pm (4/28/2020); Out at 8:30 (5/1/2020)

West Ash Camp
Reported:  2:58 pm on 4/28/2020
Location: 8 miles SE of Crawford, NE; Dawes County
Size: 0.1 acre
Resources:  Forest Service
Cause: Human
Status: Contained, Controlled, and Out at 4:00 pm (4/28/2020)