Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday June 23, 2017

UPDATED at 5:20pm MST

Hot Brook Canyon Fire

  • Size: 0.2 acres
  • Location: Near Hot Springs
  • Resources: State & Local
  • Cause: Human
Boulder Creek Fire
  • Size: 0.75 acres
  • Location: Highway 14A and Boulder Creek Road
  • Resources: Federal
  • Cause: Unknown

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Blacktail Fire

  • Location: Crook County, Wyoming 
  • Size: 0.75 Acres 
  • Resources: Federal and State
  • Cause: Lightning 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday June 19, 2017

Pit Fire

  • Size: 0.1 Acre
  • Location: Shep's Canyon Road, near Angostura Reservoir 
  • Resources: SD State 
  • Cause: Unknown

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Matias Fire

  • Located in Fall River County, 3 miles southwest of Minnekahata
  • Resources en route - two hand crews and Type 3 helicopter
  • 1 acre 10acres 11.3 acres
  • Cause was lightning
  • Air attack and SEAT ordered
  • 50%  contained

  • June 15, 2017

    Matias 12:24 pm
    • Located in Fall River County, 3 miles southwest of Minnekahata
    • Resources en route - two hand crews and Type 3 helicopter
    • 1 acre
    • Cause was lightning
    • Air attack and SEAT ordered
    ***Please see Matias Fire post for further updates***


    Ruby 11:46 am
    • Located near French Creek in Custer County
    • .25 acres
    • Resources on scene
    • Cause was lightning
    • .2 acres contained

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    June 14, 2017

    Horse Camp
    • Located in Custer State Park
    • .25 acres .32 acres
    • Resources on scene and Type 3 helicopter is en route
    • Reported at 12:11 pm
    • Cause: lightning
    • Contained at 9:05 pm

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    June 13, 2017

    Wall Canyon
    • North edge of Wall Canyon, west of Oral turnoff on west side of Hwy 79
    • Reported at 1:51 pm
    Flynn Creek  
    •  .1 acre
    • Reported at 11:19 am 
    Sunrise Fire
    • 4 miles northwest of Edgemont
    • .1 acre
    • Controlled and contained
     

    Monday, June 12, 2017

    June 12, 2017

    Steamboat Fire

    • Located near the Steamboat picnic area
    • Private individual noticed fire and flagged down state crew 400
    • It was an abandoned campfire
    • Contained and controlled at 4:50pm and was called out at 5:36 pm

    Friday, June 9, 2017

    Update June 9, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    MM 134 Fire

    * Contained

    Big Foot Road Fire

    * Contained

     Tatanka Fire

    * Controlled

    See previous update for more details

    June 9, 2017 Update at 5:50 pm

    MM 134 Fire

    * Reported 4:54 pm
    * Location: mile marker 134 along I-90

    Chimney Canyon Fire

    * Reported at 4:37 pm
    * Size: 0.1 acre
    * Location: USFS federal land, mile marker 44 on I-90
    * Controlled

    Big Foot Road Fire

    * Reported at 4:35 pm
    * Location: mile marker 122 on I-90

    Tatanka Fire

    * Reported at 3:57 pm
    * Size: 0.1 acre
    * Location: USFS federal land, 3 miles south of Custer along Highway 385

    Buck Fire

    * Controlled
    * See previous update for more details

    June 9, 2017 Update at 11:15 am

    Buck Fire

    * Reported at 10:00 am
    * Located on USFS federal land in Custer County
    * Size: 0.1 acre
    * 50% contained at 11:00 am

    June 9, 2017

    King Tut Fire

    * Controlled at 4:30 pm on June 8, 2017

    Thursday, June 8, 2017

    Update: June 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    King Tut Fire Update

    * Contained at 2:00 pm
    * Size: 0.68 total acres
    * Resources continue to 'mop up' on scene

    June 8, 2017

    King Tut Fire

    * Reported at 11:42 am
    * Located on US Forest Service land in Custer County, SD
    * Size estimated at 0.25 to 0.5 acre
    * Federal resources (engines) responding on scene
    * Cause: Under Investigation

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    June 7, 2017

    Bear Gulch Fire

    * 100% Controlled at 10:12 am on June 7, 2017

    (See previous update for additional information on the Bear Gulch Fire)

    Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    Update June 6, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Bear Gulch Fire

    * Reported at 2:10 pm
    * Size: 6.25 acres
    * 100% Contained at 8:30 pm
    * State and Federal firefighting resources on scene
    * Located in the Northeast corner of Custer State Park

    June 6, 2017

    Mills Fire

    * Reported June 6 at 10:43 am
    * 0.1 acre
    * 100% Controlled at 12:00 pm
    * Located on USFS land in Crook County, WY 


    Cobb Fire

    * Reported June 5 at 7:42 pm
    * 0.1 acre
    * 100% Controlled at 10:15 pm  
    * Located in Custer County , SD

    Sunday, June 4, 2017

    June 4, 2017

    Blackhawk Creek
         * Reported at 3:07 pm
         * Bonfire from last night reported at Peaceful Pine Road to USFS Rd #216
         * 0.1 acre
         * Federal and local resources
         * 100% Controlled

    Monday, May 29, 2017

    Updated May 29, 2017

    Incident #1:
        * Pilger Mountain
        * Reported at 10:49 AM
        * USFS Lands, 0.9 acre 
        * Lightning caused
        * 100% Controlled 

    Incident #2:  False Alarm
        * Custer County, near Pilger Mountain

    Incident #3: False Alarm


    Sunday, May 14, 2017

    May 14, 2017 - Update

    Wish Fire
       * Reported at 3:47 pm. Controlled at 7:30 pm
       * Cause Lighting
       * Size 0.25 acres
       * US Forest Service Land
       * Federal Resources responded


    Mother's Day Fire
       * Reported at 1:43 pm; contained at 5:17 pm.
       * East of Chadron off Bordeaux Road, State jurisdiction - NE Game and Parks Wildlife Managment Area
       * < 1 acre
       * Federal resource
       * In mop-up

    Friday, May 12, 2017

    Friday, May 12, 2017

    * Mountain Goat Fire
    * < 0.1 acre
    * Reported at 10:54 am and 100% controlled at 11:30 am
    * Cause - lightning
    * Private land, approx. 4 1/2 miles south of Custer, SD
    * State and Federal Resources responded

    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    May 11, 20017 Updated at 5:30 PM

    Chester Middle Pasture RX prescribed burn. Final Post



















    Above, Initial ignition




















    Rx Burn progressing, above and the burn crew, below.
















    * 100% contained; mop-up continues.
    * Photo credits, Ryan Cumbow, FMO
    * Final size 354 acres on the Fort Pierre National Grassland
    * Approx. 6 miles northwest of Vivian, SD
    * Federal, state and local resources. Most released by 5:30 p.m. Monitoring will continue as needed.
    * Ignition today at 12:30 pm, CDT; 100% contained at 5:30 pm.
    *


    Saturday, May 6, 2017

    May 6, 2017


    Updated 8:52 pm

    * Anchor Fire, reported at 1:40 pm. 100% contained at 8:20 pm.
    * Lawrence County, SD, 4 miles east of Lead
    * 1.4 acres
    * Human caused
    * Local and federal resources on scene

    Friday, May 5, 2017

    May 5, 2017


    * Double S prescribed burn.
    * Bessey Range Dist., NE National Forests & Grasslands
    * 920 acres
    * So. Of Dist. Office, near Dismal River

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    May 4, 2017

    Parker Peak Fire
    • Reported at 12:05 p.m.
    • Located 4 miles south of Minnekahta, SD
    • Size: 5 acres
    • Federal and State resources on scene

    North Strip Prescribed Fire
    • Ignition began at 10 a.m.
    • Located 3.5 miles south of the Bessey Ranger District on Nebraska National Forests & Grasslands
    • Size: 904 acres
    • Federal and local resources on scene

    Sunday, April 23, 2017

    April 23, 2017

    Ferguson Fire
    • Weston County, WY, approximately 10 miles southeast of Newcastle and 2 miles northwest of Elk Mountain Lookout
    • On private land
    • Size: approx. 2 acres
    • Estimated containment @ 3:00 p.m. 4/23/17
    • Estimated control @ 4:00 p.m. 4/23/17
    • Local resources on scene
    • Cause: human

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    April 19, 2017

    Natick Fire - Updated 2:12 p.m. 4-19-2017
    • Reported @ 5:09 p.m. 4/17/2017
    • Located on Bessey Ranger District, Nebraska National Forests & Grasslands, approx.10 miles southeast of Thedford, NE near Natick Campground
    • Size: approx. 202 acres
    • 100% contained @ 11:15 p.m. 4/19/2017
    • Engines & personnel are being released from scene, with some resources remaining for monitoring and mop-up.
    •  Cause unknown, under investigation
    • Forest Roads 212 & 203 are now open.
    • Natick Campground remains closed until tomorrow. Call Bessey Ranger District @ (308)533-2257 for closure information.

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    April 18, 2017

    Natick Fire
    • Reported @ 5:09 p.m. 4/17/2017
    • Located on Bessey Ranger District, Nebraska National Forests & Grasslands, approximately 10 miles southeast of Thedford, NE near Natick Campground
    • Size: approx. 202 acres
    • 50% contained @ 1:48 p.m. 4/18/2017
    • Federal and local VFD resources on scene
    • Cause unknown, under investigation
    • Natick Campground remains closed.
    • Portions of Forest Roads 212 & 203 are closed.  Call Bessey Ranger District at (308)533-2257 for closure information.

    Monday, April 17, 2017

    April 17, 2017 UPDATED

    Updated @ 11:11 a.m. 04/18/2017

    Natick Fire
    • Located on Bessey Ranger District, Nebraska National Forests & Grasslands, approximately 10 miles southeast of Thedford, NE near Natick Campground
    • Size: approx. 300 acres
    • Federal and local VFD resources responding
    • Cause: Unknown, under investigation


    North Dismal Fire
    • Located approximately 14 miles South of Thedford, NE
    • On private property
    • Size: approx. 100 acres
    • Federal, State & local VFD resources responding
    • Cause: vehicle 

    Sunday, April 9, 2017

    April 9, 2017

    K bar S Fire, Updated 5:35 p.m.
    • Located along Old Hill City Road outside of Keystone, SD, near K bar S
    • On private property
    • .1 acre, Single Tree
    • Contained @ 4:30 p.m., controlled @ 5:15 p.m.
    • Federal and local VFD resources responding
    • Cause: lightning

    Friday, April 7, 2017

    April 7, 2017

    Aspen Hollow Fire
    • Located between Deadwood, SD & Sturgis, SD along Pillar Peak Road
    • .1 acre
    • State resources responded
    • Contained @ 12:45 p.m., Controlled @ 1:00 p.m.
    • Human Caused

    Thursday, April 6, 2017

    Custer State Park Prescribed Fire


    WLFfinal GFPLOGO  

     

    Interagency – News Release

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 5, 2017

    Contact:   Jeni Lawver, (605) 393-8011 or cell (605) 381-7232, South Dakota Wildland Fire Division

     

     

    Prescribed Fire to be Ignited in Custer State Park

     

    CUSTER, S.D.-  The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division and the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks are planning to ignite the Coolidge Creek prescribed fire on Thursday, April 6. Mop up and monitoring will continue the following days.

     

    Firefighters are planning on burning approximately 15 acres. This project is located in Custer State Park, along Coolidge Creek in the vicinity of the Grace Coolidge Campground, the Park Office and the Coolidge Store along Hwy. 16A.

     

    Objectives of the burn are to improve native grass growth and to provide safe and quality training for the firefighting staff. Weather conditions will be monitored closely to ensure prescribed fire conditions align with management objectives for the burn.

     

    Prescribed fire is used to maintain healthy native vegetation and is needed to prevent the encroachment of invasive species. Fire also reduces the hazardous buildup of debris and dead vegetation which can fuel wildfires.

     

    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:  http://gpfireinfo.blogspot.com/p/smoke-management.html.

     

    Agriculture is a major contributor to South Dakota’s economy, generating $25.6 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 115,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect and preserve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit SDDA online at http://sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. SD Ag Chat podcasts can be found in the Ag News section at http://sdda.sd.gov/news. You may subscribe, free of charge, through Google Play Music, iTunes or from https://sdagchat.podbean.com/.

     

    The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks mission is to provide sustainable outdoor recreational opportunities through responsible management of our state’s parks, fisheries and wildlife by fostering partnerships, cultivating stewardship and safely connecting people with the outdoors.

    Saturday, April 1, 2017

    April 1, 2017

    Hidden Valley Fire
    • Located near shooting range @ Hidden Valley, west side of Rapid City
    • .4 acres
    • State resources responded
    • Contained at 3:13 p.m.
    • Cause Unknown, Under Investigation

    Monday, March 20, 2017

    March 20, 2017

    Soldier Fire
    • Reported at 12:30 am
    • Located near Highway 34 and Old Stone Road in the Ft. Meade area
    • 2.6 acres
    • State resources responded
    • Contained at 1:00 pm and controlled at 1:30 pm
    • Human caused
    Larvie Fire
    • Located north of Hot Springs
    • .1 acres
    • State and local resources responded
    • Started on private land; now burning in grass and timber litter
    • Human caused

    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    March 16, 2017

    Fox Fire
    • Reported at 12:35 pm
    • Located in Nebraska, southeast of Ardmore
    • Started on private land and moved into Nebraska National Forest
    • 4.5 total acres; 3.2 acres on forest land
    • local and federal resources responded

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    March 14, 2017

    Wrinkle Fire
    • Located west of Mt. Rushmore on Forest Service land
    • .10 acres
    • Caused by an abandoned campfire
    • controlled at 1:30 pm

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    Whitetail Fire

      March 10, 2017
      12:00 p.m.                        

      White Tail Fire

      Custer, SD - The Type 3 Incident Management team managing the White Tail Fire will transition to the local unit led by a Type 4 Incident Commander at 4:00 p.m. today.


      Aided by cooler temperatures and light snow overnight, the White Tail Fire is now 70% contained and 249 acres.  The fire will be 100% contained by 4:00 p.m.


      No structures have been lost and 60 personnel remain on site.


      Today, crews are continuing to strengthen containment lines and work to ensure hot spots along the perimeter are extinguished. It has been estimated that around 230 fence posts have been burned; crews are working on repairing the fences to keep buffalo in Custer State Park. Crews will be released tonight.  


      Highway 87 from Blue Bell Lodge to the intersection at Hwy 16A will be re-opened today, March 10, at 4:00 p.m.


      Smoke will remain visible for the next several days as isolated and heavy fuels continue to smolder within the perimeter of White Tail fire.


      Fire Statistics

      Start Date: March 8, 2017

      Size: 249 acres

      Containment: 70%

      Location: 6 miles southeast of Custer, SD

      Cause: Tree fell on power line

      Total Personnel: 60 personnel remain on scene









      March 9, 2017


      4:00 PM


      White Tail Fire


      Custer, SD – The White Tail Fire, located near Lower French Creek in Custer County started on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 and continues to burn in rugged terrain. The fire is 249 acres.

      A Type 3 Incident Management Team is managing the fire.

      Crews conducted successful burnout operations today and continue to secure the edges around the fire. At 3 p.m. today, the fire was 60% contained. Crews continue to extinguish and remove burning material near lines and fell snags.

      Resources will remain on scene overnight.

      Highway 87 from Blue Bell Lodge to the intersection at Hwy 16A remains closed.

      As isolated and heavy fuels continue to smolder within the perimeter of White Tail fire, smoke will remain visible for the next several days.

      The public is reminded to use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the fire area as there is heavy fire traffic on French Creek Road.


      • Located off Whitetail Rd near Lower French Creek in Custer County
      • 30+ acres 100-150 acres
      • State and Federal resources, dozer, ANG, volunteer Fire departments and SD DOT with air attack platform all on scene
      • Cause is under investigation 
      • Type 3 team in place
      • Burning on Custer State Park, Forest land and private land; majority of fire in Custer State Park
      • Started from outside of Custer State Park and moved in
      • Direct attack is difficult because of terrain
      • Resources on scene will be staying overnight
      • Hwy 87 from Blue Bell Lodge to the intersection at Hwy 16A is closed 
      • Expect heavy fire traffic on Lower French Creek Rd
      • Cause has been determined to be a tree that fell onto a power line
      Command post is located at the Hazelrodt Campground East of Custer
      
      source: www.wildfiretoday.com

      Photo by Jaime Haueter

      Photo by Jaime Haueter
      Photo by Mark Menning, SD Wildland Fire


      Photo by Mark Menning, SD Wildland Fire

      Photo by Mark Menning, SD Wildland Fire






        Crews prepping line for burnout
        Photo Credit: Brandy Peterson, SD Wildland Fire



        Aerial view of Whitetail Fire
        Photo Credit: SD Department of Transportation & Jared Hohn, Black Hills National Forest

        Photo by Jim Strain, SD Wildland Fire
        Photo by Jim Strain, SD Wildland Fire
        Photo by Jim Strain, SD Wildland Fire
        Photo by Jim Strain, SD Wildland Fire
        Photo by Jim Strain, SD Wildland Fire

        Aerial view of Whitetail Fire
        Photo Credit: SD Department of Transportation & Jared Hohn, Black Hills National Forest







        
        
        Aerial view of Whitetail Fire
        Photo Credit: SD Department of Transportation & Jared Hohn, Black Hills National Forest
        Aerial view of Whitetail Fire
        Photo Credit: SD Department of Transportation & Jared Hohn, Black Hills National Forest
        Aerial view of Whitetail Fire
        Photo Credit: SD Department of Transportation & Jared Hohn, Black Hills National Forest
        

        Tuesday, March 7, 2017

        March 7, 2017

        Thunderhead Falls

        • Located on Thunderhead Falls Road, near French Drive
        • .1 acres
        • Caused by downed power line
        Lakota
        • Located between Hermosa and Hayward, Highway 40
        • Federal and State engines en route 
        • .25 acres

        Saturday, March 4, 2017

        Wolf Fire

        Wolf Fire
        • Large Grass fire
        • MM 112 North of Wall
        • several County VFD Nebraska Grasslands engines on Scene
        • 50% contained  70% contained 100% contained
        • 7,000 acres  5,000 acres
        • City of Quinn is threatened. Quinn and structures are no longer threatened
        • Engines will be on scene through the night
        • Red flag warning on Sunday, March 5th
        For media interviews, go to the incident command post in Quinn next to the post office

        U.S. Forest Service – News Release
        Nebraska National Forests & Grasslands · 125 N. Main Street · Chadron, NE ·

        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 4, 2017
        Contact:  Kurt Pindel, Wall District Ranger (605) 279-2126, Ext. 203  
        High Fire Weather Expected Tomorrow; Wolf Fire 70% Contained
        Wall, SD – The Wolf Fire started late this morning two miles east of Wall, then quickly burned northward and reached an approximate size of 5,000 acres before firefighters secured 70% containment by 5:00 PM today. 

        A unified command responded from the Wall Volunteer Fire Department (VFD), Pennington County and the US Forest Service, Nebraska National Forests & Grasslands (NNFG). Firefighter efforts successfully removed early threats to the community of Quinn and several structures. The fire was human caused.

        Kurt Pindel, Wall District Ranger said “Because of the great help from Pennington County and all the VFDs, we were fortunate to get ahead of this grass fire to protect Quinn and several structures. But folks need to be aware that high fire danger will continue for the next several days. We’d like to ask for everyone’s help to prevent wildland fires.”

        March 4, 2017

        Boundary Fire

        • Prescribed burn started in Crook County, Wyoming; crossed into South Dakota, south of I-90
        • 6.5 acres (4.5 acres on SD side); forward progress has stopped 
        • Forest service, VFD and SD State engines on scene
        • Controlled
        Oak Fire
        • Contained and controlled 
        • .10 Acres adjacent 
        • White wood city limits
        • man caused
        • Controlled
        Wolf Fire

        Please check the Wolf Fire post for updates 

        Stanmark Fire
        • Man caused
        • Several VFD, BKF, and state resources on scene
        • Hand crew and Dozer are en route
        • Keystone
        • 2 acres 7 acres

        Iron Mt. Fire
        • BKF and State engine on scene
        • Man caused
        • Keystone
        • .5 acres
        • Controlled
        South Rockerville
        • State resources on scene
        • 9.9 acres 14.5 acres
        • Controlled
        Grizzly Bear
        • 3 acres 11.6 acres
        • Near Stanmark
        • Federal and state resources on scene
        • Located near Iron Mt. Rd
        • Controlled
        Grizzly Bear Fire
        Credit: Mark Menning




        Wednesday, February 22, 2017

        02/22/17 - Black Hills National Forest Pile Burning Information


        • Mystic RD will be burning piles tomorrow, Thursday, 02/23/17, weather permitting. The piles are located near the Keystone exit on Highway 16. Smoke may be visible from Hwy 16 and Three Forks.


        • Mystic RD will also be burning piles on 02/23/17 near Hill City, weather permitting. Piles are located west of Hill City near Battle Axe and Reno Gulch Rds.

        UPDATE - Pretty Flower Fire
        • Declared 100% contained as of 10 am Wednesday, 02/22/17
        • No structures damaged or destroyed
        • Crews continued mop-up near Rushmore Ranch Road; please be aware of increased traffic in the area as roads are re-opened to local traffic

        Tuesday, February 21, 2017

        02/21/2017

        6:07 pm -UPDATE Pretty Flower Fire 

        • 33.13 acres determined via GPS
        • Investigator ordered
        • 75% contained

        Incident #3 - 3:51 pm - Compost Fire

        • Declared 100% contained and controlled
        • 0.1 acre
        • Burning in grass and compost

        Incident #2 - 3:46 pm - False Alarm


        UPDATE 11:56
        • Near Hayward Fire Department
        • Fire is 40 ac
        • Human-caused
        • State, Federal, and Local firefighters responding
        • Structures are threatened


        UPDATE 11:36

        • Additional South Dakota State personnel on scene 
        • Corrected to West side of Highway 79, on Pretty Flower Lane, near Hayward

        Pretty Flower Fire

        • By Hayward, Pennington Co., WEST of Highway 79
        • Approximately 3 acres
        • Engines on scene: 1 State and 1 Forest Service
        • Apparent structure fire that spread onto wildland
        • Will update as more info becomes available

        UPDATE: Playhouse Fire

        • Fully contained at 4 pm on 12/18/17
        • Turned over to Custer State Park Field Office for patrol and final check

        Friday, February 17, 2017

        Playhouse Fire

        Update 02/21

        • The Playhouse Fire was called 100% contained at 4:00 pm on Saturday, Feb 18
        • Has been turned over to Custer State Park Field Office for patrol and final check

        1:10 pm Update

        • The Playhouse Fire is now 35% contained
        • Cause has been determined to be escaped burn piles


        9:05 am Update
        • Due to more accurate mapping, the fire size is 24.03 acres
        Photo by Rochelle Plocek

        Photo by Rochelle Plocek


        Updated at 6:15 am
        • Located 1/2 mile north of Center Lake in Custer State Park
        • Estimated size is 30 acres and was reported around midnight
        • Local and South Dakota Wildland Fire resources have responded overnight along with a privately owned dozer
        • Additional resources are responding this morning to include Forest Service, Department of Corrections Handcrews, and both the state Black Hat and Bear Mountain Handcrews for a full suppression effort
        • Good progress is being made on containment
        • Cause is under investigation

        Monday, February 6, 2017

        Big Thunder Fire - 2/6/2017


        • Located near Keystone on private and US Forest Service land
        • 70% contained
        • Estimated size 3.92 acres
        • State and local resources responded
        • Cause determined to be escaped slash piles

        Thursday, February 2, 2017

        2/2/2017 South Dakota Wildland Fire Pile Burning


        • Custer State Park will continue pile burning efforts along the Wildlife Loop Road in the vicinity of the Custer State Park Airport today and Friday.
        Custer State Park Pile Burning




        •  The Hot Springs Field Office continues to burn at Angustora Lake.
        Machine Pile Burning at Angustora Lake
        • The Bear Mountain and Black Hat Handcrews continues to burn slash piles in the Hermosa, Rockerville, and High Country areas.
          Hermosa Pile Burning, Photo by David Cahoy

          Hermosa Pile Burning, Photo by David Cahoy

        2/2/17 Black Hills National Forest Pile Burning Information

        Mystic fire is burning handpiles south of Carter Drive down to McGee Siding today and tomorrow.

        Wednesday, February 1, 2017

        2/1/2017 South Dakota Wildland Fire Pile Burning Information


      • The Black Hat and Bear Mountain Handcrews will be burning slash piles in the Hermosa, Rockerville, and High Country areas throughout the week.  
      • The Hot Springs Field Office is currently burning one large pile on the east side of Angostura Recreation Area.
      • The Hot Springs Field Office is also burning piles in conjunction with South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks on the Battle Mountain GPA.
      • Custer State Park is burning machine piles beginning this afternoon around Mt. Coolidge and in the Center Lake Area.  Burning will continue tomorrow in the areas of Mt. Coolidge and along the Needles Highway.

        • Beginning ignitions in Hermosa area


          Slash pile in the Hermosa area

          2/1/17 Black Hills National Forest Pile Burning Information

          Beginning today, Hell Canyon fire will be burning piles west/southwest of Custer, SD down Pleasant Valley Road, continuing for the next two to three days.

          Tuesday, January 31, 2017

          1/31/17 Black Hills National Forest Pile Burning Information

          Mystic fire is burning piles 4-5 miles west/northwest of Hill City, SD and near the Hill City Bunkhouses today. Smoke will be visible in Hill City and possibly the Deerfield Lake area for the next several days.

          Thursday, January 26, 2017

          1/26/17 - 1/26/17 Black Hills National Forest Pile Burning Information

          The Bearlodge Ranger District is burning piles in the Northern Bearlodge Mountains and parts of the Central Bearlodge today (1/26/17) and tomorrow (1/27/17), weather and snow conditions permitting.

          1/26/17 Nebraska National Forest Pile Burning Information


          The Pine Ridge Ranger District of the NNFG will be burning piles southeast of Chadron, north of Table Road in Forest Service pasture 43.  Smoke from the burning piles may be visible. Firefighters from both the Pine Ridge and Fall River Ranger Districts will work together to accomplish fuel reduction goals.

          Monday, January 23, 2017

          1/23/17 Black Hills National Forest Pile Burning Information

          North Zone fire is burning piles in the Spearfish Mountain area today and are continuing to burn in the Timber Gulch Project area. Smoke may be visible from surrounding communities. 

          January 22, 2017

          Hill Top Fire

          • Reported:  2:51 pm
          • Location: Baretta Road (Pennington Cnty.), approximately 1.5 miles north of Highway 16
          • Size: 0.25  acre
          • Resources: Federal responding
          • Cause: Undetermined
          • Contained 1/22/17 at 4:15 pm

          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.