Friday, August 18, 2017

August 18, 2017

Putnam Dam Wildfire
Reported: 10:19 am  - Aug 18
Location: 20 miles south west of Custer
Size:  3-4 acres
Resources:  State, Federal.  Air attack, dozers, handcrews, engines ..
Cause: Unknown


War Drainage Wildfire
Reported:  6:19 pm - Aug 17
Location:  11 miles south of Ft Pierre
Size: 4.6 acres
Resources: Local / State / Federal
Cause: Unknown
Contained


UPDATES from Yesterday

Bouquet South Wildfire
Reported: 3:48 pm
Location: 11 miles east of Scenic, SD
Size: 5.9 acres
Resources: local / federal
Cause: lightning
Contained

Pass Creek Wildfire
Reported: 4:36 pm
Location: 10 miles SE of Elk Mountain
Size: 5-10 50 acres
Resources: state and federal
Cause: unknown
Contained

Thursday, August 17, 2017

August 17, 2017

Bouquet South Wildfire
Reported: 3:48 pm
Location: 11 miles east of Scenic, SD
Size: 5.9 acres
Resources: local / federal
Cause: lightning

Pass Creek Wildfire
Reported: 4:36 pm
Location: 10 miles SE of Elk Mountain
Size: 5-10 acres
Resources: state and federal
Cause: unknown

Washout Wildfire
Reported: 5:18 pm
Location: 4 miles west of Pierre
Size: .5 acres
Resources: local / federal
Cause: lightning
Contained at 5:30 pm





Saturday, August 12, 2017

August 12, 2017

Bulldog (12:03pm)

  • Located 2 miles south of Black Hills National Cemetery
  • Size: 1-1 1/2 acres
  • Resources on scene
  • Cause: unknown

Thursday, August 10, 2017

August 10, 2017

Samelias Peak (9:43 am)
  • Located on Samelius Trailhead
  • .1 acre
  • Controlled
  • Cause: lightning
Radio Tower (10:57 am)
  • Located south of Ft. Pierre
  • .1 acre
  • Controlled
  • Cause: wheel bearing
Winchester (1:48 pm)
  • Located near Blacktail Creek
  • .1 acre
  • Abandoned Campfire

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

August 9, 2017

Hardesty (5:53 am)
  • Located at Samelius Peak near Keystone
  • Cause: lightning
  • Size: .1 acre
  • Forest service and VFD responded
  • Contained at 9:30 am
  • Controlled at 1:49 pm
Ewart (3:06 pm)
  • Located at the northwest corner of McKelvie
  • Size: 10 acres
  • One Nebraska engine responded
  • Cause: lightning
  • Contained

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

August 8, 2017

Indian (12:00 PM)
  • Located on Indian Canyon Road
  • Size: 2 acres 10 acres 11.2 acres
  • South Dakota and Nebraska Engines and 1 SEAT on scene
  • Cause: unknown lightning
  • Contained
Lafferty Gulch (3:35 pm)
  • Located between Hill City Rd and Lafferty Gulch Road
  • Size: .2 acres
  • Cause: lightning
  • Resources on scene
  • Contained and controlled
Snag (3:40 pm)
  • Located on South Rockerville Road
  • Size: .1 acre
  • Cause: lightning
  • Contained and controlled

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Wednesday, August 3, 2017

 
Uranium 3:58 pm
  • Location: 3 miles E of Burdock, 12 miles N of Edgemont 
  • Size: 2.4 acres
  • Cause: unknown
  • Contained
Scofield CA 6:40 pm
  • Location: E of Philip 
  • Size: 50 acres
  • Cause: lightning
  • 100% Contained 
Goose Pasture 3:58 pm 
  • Location: 1/2 mile W of Silver City
  • Size: 0.15 acres
  • Cause: lightning
  • 100% Contained
Shed 5:44 pm 
  • Location: 4 N of Devil's Tower 
  • Size: 0.25 acres
  • Cause: unknown
  • Controlled
Park Creek 2:10 pm 
  • Location: 5 miles S of Sturgis 
  • Size 0.75 acres
  • Cause: lightning 
  • 100% Contained
 Deadman 3:55 pm
  • Location: 2 miles S of Sturgis
  • Size: 0.5 acres 0.6 acres
  • Cause: unknown
  • 100% Contained
Egan 2:58 pm 
  • Location:  5-10 miles SE of Chadron
  • Size: 2 acres
  • Cause: lightning
  • 100% Contained
Metz 1:01 pm
  • Location: W of Sutherland Springs, 1 mile of Pleasant Valley Rd
  • Size: 1 acre
  • Cause: Lightning
  • 100% Contained
Morris Creek 8:00 pm
  • Location: 1/2 mile S. of Tilford
  • Size: 0.3 acres
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Controlled
Valkyrie 10:08 pm
  • Location: Boulder Canyon, Lawrence County, SD
  • Size: 0.1 acres
  • Cause: Lightning 
  • Controlled 
August 1, 2017

Bow and Arrow 2:09 pm
  • Location: NE corner of McKelvie National Forest
  • Size: 6.5 acres
  • Cause: unknown
  • 100% Contained
Tellsrow 6:58 am
  • Location: Off of Hwy 24, MM 35, WY
  • Size: 2.1 acres
  • Cause: Lightning
  • 100% Contained
July 31, 2017

 Strawberry CA 1:29 pm
  • Location: 8 miles north of Hulett, WY
  • Size: 191 acres
  • Cause: human
  • Crews will be continuing monitoring and mop up in the coming days

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Updated 10:00 pm August 2, 2017

Uranium 3:58 pm

  • Location: 3 miles E of Burdock, 12 miles N of Edgemont 
  • Size: 2.4 acres
  • Cause: unknown
  • Resources on scene
Scofield CA 6:40 pm
  • Location: E of Philip 
  • Size: 50 acres
  • Cause: lightning
  • 100% Contained 
Goose Pasture 3:58 pm 
  • Location: 1/2 mile W of Silver City
  • Size: 0.15 acres
  • Cause: lightning
  • 100% Contained
Shed 5:44 pm 
  • Location: 4 N of Devil's Tower 
  • Size: 0.25 acres
  • Cause: unknown
  • Controlled
Park Creek 2:10 pm 
  • Location: 5 miles S of Sturgis 
  • Size 0.75 acres
  • Cause: lightning 
  • 100% Contained


Deadman 3:55 pm

  • Location: 2 miles S of Sturgis
  • Size: 0.5 acres 0.6 acres
  • Cause: unknown
  • 100% Contained
Egan 2:58 pm 
  • Location:  5-10 miles SE of Chadron
  • Size: 2 acres
  • Cause: lightning
  • 100% Contained
Metz 1:01 pm
  • Location: W of Sutherland Springs, 1 mile of Pleasant Valley Rd
  • Size: 1 acre
  • Cause: Lightning
  • 100% Contained
Morris Creek 8:00 pm
  • Location: 1/2 mile S. of Tilford
  • Size: 0.3 acres
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Controlled
Valkyrie 10:08 pm
  • Location: Boulder Canyon, Lawrence County, SD
  • Size: 0.1 acres
  • Cause: Lightning 
  • Controlled 
August 1, 2017

Bow and Arrow 2:09 pm
  • Location: NE corner of McKelvie National Forest
  • Size: 6.5 acres
  • Cause: unknown
  • 100% Contained
Tellsrow 6:58 am
  • Location: Off of Hwy 24, MM 35, WY
  • Size: 2.1 acres
  • Cause: Lightning
  • 100% Contained
July 31, 2017

 Strawberry CA 1:29 pm
  • Location: 8 miles north of Hulett, WY
  • Size: 191 acres
  • Cause: human
  • Crews will be continuing monitoring and mop up in the coming days

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August 1, 2017

Updated 4:30 pm August 1, 2017

Bow and Arrow 2:09 pm
  • Location: NE corner of McKelvie National Forest
  • Size: 6.5 acres
  • Cause: unknown
  • Resources on scene
Tellsrow 6:58 am
  • Location: Off of Hwy 24, MM 35, WY
  • Size: 2.1 acres
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Resources on scene

July 31st
Strawberry CA 1:29 pm
  • Location: 8 miles north of Hulett, WY
  • Size: 191 acres
  • Cause: human
  • Crews will be continuing monitoring and mop up in the coming days
Devil's Canyon 3:45 pm
  • Location: east of Edgemont, 2 miles south of Flint Hill
  • Size:  8.75 acres
  • Cause: lightning
  • 100% Contained
Blowout CA 2:04 pm
  • Location: north of Oahe Dam
  • Size: .1 acres
  • Resources on scene
  • 100% Contained

Monday, July 31, 2017

July 31st


Strawberry CA 1:29 pm
  • Location: 8 miles north of Hulett, WY
  • Size: 191 acres
  • Cause: human
  • Resources on scene
Devil's Canyon 3:45 pm
  • Location: east of Edgemont, 2 miles south of Flint Hill
  • Size:  8.75 acres
  • Cause: lightning
  • Resources on scene
Blowout CA 2:04 pm
  • Location: north of Oahe Dame
  • Size: .1 acres
  • Resources on scene

Sunday, July 30, 2017

July 30th

Irish 9:01 am
  • Abandoned campfire
Strawberry CA 1:29 pm
  • Located 8 miles north of Hulett, WY
  • Size: 191 acres
  • Human caused
  • Resources on scene
Devil's Canyon 3:43 pm
  • Located east of Edgemont, 2 miles south of Flint Hill
  • Size: 4 acres
  • Cause: lightning
  • Resources on scene
  • 75% contained

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

July 25, 2017

Mowree 12:34 pm
  • Location: South of Presho near White River
  • Size: 3.7 acres
Pine Glen 12:58 pm
  • Location: North of Ainsworth
  • Size: 5 acres

Monday, July 24, 2017

7/23/17 - 7/24/17

7/24/17

Chilson Wildfire 5:50 am
  • Location: 4 mi S of Minnekahta
  • Size: 10 acres 20 acres  40-50 acres 33.4 acres (7/25 update)
  • Resources on scene:
    • 4 engines
    • 3 hand crews
    • Type 3 helicopter
    • 1 SEAT
    • 2 Black Hawk Helicopters
  • Cause: unknown Lightning
Photo Credit: Mark Menning, Black Hat Crew Boss

Photo Credit: Mark Menning, Black Hat Crew Boss

Photo Credit: Mark Menning, Black Hat Crew Boss
Boardinghouse  8:59 am
  •  Location: Black Buttes, Bearlodge in Wyoming 
  • Size: .1 acre
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Contained and controlled
Griggs 10:58 am
  • Location: Grigg's Gulch, Lawrence County, South of Crow Peak
  • Size: .25 acres  1 acre 1.5 acres
  • Resources on scene
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Contained
#4 False Alarm 11:14 am
  • Location: Spearfish Mountain 
#5 False Alarm 1:16 pm
 
Gooseberry  1:19 pm
  • Location: East of Summit Ridge 
  • Size: 1 acre 3 acres 3.17 acres
  • Controlled
  • Cause: Lightning
Spring Creek 2:59 pm
  •  Location: Crook County
  • Size: 2 acres
  • Contained at 8:00 pm
Burno 3:19 pm
  • Location: Spearfish Mountain
  • Size: 1 acre
  • Resources on scene
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Contained at 7:45 pm
#9 5:55 pm
  • Location: Crook County, WY
#10 7:46 pm
  • Location: Crook County, WY

7/23/17


Hylle Wildfire
  • Location: off Hazel Rod rd, approx. 1.5 miles SW of Stockade Lake, outside of Custer, SD
  • Size: 0.25 acres
  • Resources on scene
  • Contained and Controlled

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Negabauer Wildfire
  • Location: Approx. 19 miles S of Edgemont, SD/near the SD/NE state line
  • Size: 36 acres (updated 7/23)
  • Resources on scene
  • There was a flair up on 7/23 which increased the size to 36 acres
  • No new containment since the flair up. There was original containment on the 22nd at 10pm.

Black Hill Wildfire 
  • Location: Approx. 4 miles SW of Cook Lake, WY on Forest Service land
  • Size: 1.91 acres
  • Resources on scene
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Controlled (updated 7/23)

Crow Wildfire 
  • Location: N of Crow Peak near Spearfish, SD
  • Size: 1.2 acres
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Contained

Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

NOTE: Smoke drifts in the Black Hills area today are coming from the Lodgepole Complex fire along the Missouri River in Central Montana: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5399/

For more information on smoke management, see: http://gpfireinfo.blogspot.com/p/smoke-management.html.



8 p.m.


Mahoney Wildfire
  • Location: Mahoney Draw, approx. 3.5 miles NW of Cook Lake in WY on county.
  • Size: 0.67 acre
  • Contained


Manly Wildfire
  • Location: Approx. 7 miles SW of Cook Lake in WY on county.
  • Size: 1 acre
  • Contained

209 Wildfire
  • Location: Off of Blacktail Rd,, approx. 4 miles West of Cook Lake in WY on county.
  • Size: 0.1 acre
  • Contained

Russel Wildfire
  • Location: Off of Blacktail Rd, approx. 6 miles East of Devil's Tower in WY on Forest Service land.
  • Size: 0.1 acre
  • Contained
Geis Wildfire
  • Location: Approx. 0.5 miles East of Gets Reservoir in WY on county
  • Size: 0.16 acre
  • Contained


4:30 p.m.

Sun Ridge Wildfire
  • A final update on the Sun Ridge Fire can be found here http://bit.ly/2uJ90kz (updated 7/22)
  • For more information on the Sun Ridge wildfire, contact Public Information Officer: Jim Bussell, 605-863-0061
  • Location: Approx. 1 mile west of Rapid City, off of Nemo Rd.
  • Size: 1.5 acres
  • 70% contained
  • Fire crews continue to put in and reinforce hand-line around the fire.
  • No structures threatened
  • Resources: Local, VFDs, Federal and State
  • Cause: unknown

3:40 p.m.

SourDough Wildfire
  • Location: Approx. 7 miles North of Hulett, WY in Crook County, WY on private
  • Size: 10 acres (updated 7/22)
  • Contained

Martin Wildfire
  • Location: 1 mi NE of Richardson Well, West of Pleasant Valley Rd. Approx. 17.5 miles SW of Custer, SD
  • Size: 8.25 acres (updated 7/22)
  • Resources on scene
Teddy Bear Wildfire
  • Location: Approx. 7.5 miles SW of Rochford, SD
  • Size: 0.1 acre
  • Cause: Unknown

Shaw Wildfire

  • Location: NE of Devils Tower/Northern Bearlodge on private
  • Size: 0.65 acres
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Contained at 3:15 p.m.


12:02 p.m.

Togus Wildfire
  • Location: 9 miles north of Sundance, WY
  • Size: 0.1 acre (single tree)
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Resources: Federal
  • Controlled

10:19 a.m.

Eden Wildfire
  • Location: NE of I-90 between Whitewood and Sturgis Remmington Pl on private
  • Size: 0.1 acre (single tree)
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Controlled

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thursday July 20, 2017

Brownlee Wildfire 
Reported: 3:30 pm, July 19
Location: South of Valentine, NE
Size: 1 acre
Cause: Lightning
Contained

North 2 Wildfire
Reported: 11:33 pm, July 19
Location: 2 miles east of Halsey, NE
Size: 15 acres
Resources: state and local
Cause: Lightning
Contained

Big Canyon Wildfire 
Reported: 6:20 am, July 20
Location: 4 miles so. of Chadron, NE
Size: .1 acre
Resources: Federal and Local
Cause: Lightning

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017

Hell Canyon Wildfire
Reported:  11:19 am, July 19
Location:  Approximately 2 miles south of Jewell Cave west of Custer, SD
Size:  3.45 acres (on Forest Service land)
Resources:  Federal 
Cause:  Lightning

Selenium Wildfire
Reported:  1:26 pm, July 19
Location:  5 miles east of Provo (down by Edgemont)
Size:  29 acres (on Private land)
Resources:  State and Federal
Cause:  Lightning


Griffis Wildfire - Update
Reported:  2:54 pm, July 18
Location:  6 miles west of Custer and 3 miles south. West of Pleasant Valley Road
Size: .25-.50  .2 acres
Resources: Federal
Cause:  Unknown Lightning
Contained and Controlled

Lyman Wildfire - Update
Reported:  1:17 pm, July 18
Location:  On Forest Service land, approximately 6 miles south of Jewel Cave
Size:  3  5.2acres
Resources: Federal and State
Cause:  Unknown Lightning
Contained and Controlled


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017

Griffis Wildfire
Reported:  2:54 pm, July 18
Location:  6 miles west of Custer and 3 miles south. West of Pleasant Valley Road
Size: .25-.50 acres
Resources: Federal
Cause:  Unknown

Lyman Wildfire
Reported:  1:17 pm, July 18
Location:  On Forest Service land, approximately 6 miles south of Jewel Cave
Size:  3 acres
Resources: Federal and State
Cause:  Unknown

Needles Wildfire
Reported:  7:21 pm, July 17
Location:  Cathedral Spires - Custer State Park
Size:  .1 acre
Cause:  Unknown


Wanblee Timber Wildfire - UPDATE

Reported:  5:37 pm, July 16
Location:  10 miles south of Wanblee, SD
Size:  3500  4000 acres
Resources:  Federal / State / Local / Tribal

Currently managed by Rocky Mountain Type 2 Incident Management Team
For fire information, call (303) 589-2179.


Monday, July 17, 2017

Wanblee Timber Wildfire - July 16

Reported:  5:37 pm, July 16
Location:  10 miles south of Wanblee, SD
Size:  3500 acres
Resources:  Federal / State / Local / Tribal  and 2 Single Engine Tankers

  • Currently managed by Type 3 Unified Command
  • Type 2 Incident Mangement Team ordered

Cause:  Unknown



Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Big Mud Fire

Location: 1 mile east of WY border on the Black Hills National Forest, SD
Size: 0.1 acre
Status: Contained at 5:00 pm

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - Updated at 6:15 pm

Clog Fire
Location: West of Sheridan Lake on the Black Hills National Forest in SD
Size: 0.1 acre
Status: Controlled at 6 pm

850 Campfire Fire
Location: Near Bear Lodge, WY on Black Hills National Forest land
Size: 0.1
Status: Controlled at 5 pm

Previously Reported Fires with Updates Highlighted:

Sherrard Hill Fire
Location: West side of Bear Lodge Mountain, WY on USFS Black Hills National Forest
Reported today, July 15, at 12:45 pm
Size Update: 0.76 acre
Status Update: Contained at 5:15 pm

Veteran Fire
Location: West Ash Road, south east of Crawford, NE on private land
Reported yesterday, July 14, at 3 pm
Size: 2.7 acres
Status: Contained on July 14 at 5:15 pm

Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday, July 14, 2017

Isham Fire
Location: 7 miles north of Chadron, NE on private land
Size: 1.7 acre (size updated at 2:30 pm) 
Status: Contained at 12:00 pm

Elmo Fire
Location: St. Elmo Peak, northwest of Keystone, SD
Size: 0.2 acre
Reported on July 13 at 5:44 pm
Status: Controlled at 9:50 am on July 14

Simpkins Draw Fire 
Status Update: Controlled at 10:38 am on July 14

Cow Fire
Status Update: Controlled at 1:00 pm on July 14

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - Updated at 7:10 pm

Elmo Fire 
Location: Top of Mount Elmo, 2 miles NW of Keystone, SD

Simkins Draw Fire
Location: Spring Creek on USFS Black Hills National Forst - Pennington County 
Size: 0.5 acre
Status: Resources responding

Twin Sisters Fire
Location: 2 miles south of Comanche Park, Black Hills National Forest 
Size: 1.6 acres
Status: Controlled

Rim Rock Fire

Location: 4 miles west of Hot Springs, SD private
Size 0.38 acre
Status: Contained 


Previously reported fires with updates highlighted

Cow Fire
Location: One mile northwest of Hazelrodt Campground (Custer County) on Black Hills National Forest
Size: 1.6 acres
Status: Local, state, federal resources responding

French Fire
Location: One mile west of Hazelrodt Campground (Custer County)on Black Hills National Forest
Size: 0.1 acre
Status: Controlled

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - Updated at 6:15 pm

6:15 pm status updates - highlighted below

Hotshot Fire
Location: Near Tatanka Hotshot Base, Custer County, Black Hills National Forest
Size: 0.3 acre
Status: Federal and state resources responding. One helicopter assigned.
Status Update: Contained at 4:10 pm; Controlled at 4:55 pm 

Whitewood Hill Fire
Location: On private land near Oak Park in Whitewood, SD
Size: 0.1 acre
Status: Local and federal resources responding
Status Update: Contained and Controlled at 3:00 pm 


East Fire Update
Status Update: Contained at 7:00 pm on July 11
See previous post for more details

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - Updated at 7:15 pm

Oak Creek Fire
Location: 7 miles north of Bearlodge, WY private 
Size: 5.35 acres
Status:contained at 7:00 pm

Lonesome Tree Fire
Location: West of Blacktail Creek, SD
Size: 0.1 acre
Status: Contained at 2:32 pm

Bee Keeper Fire 
Location: Mile Marker 98 on Interstate 90, SD
Size: 22 acres
Status Update: Controlled

Custer Fire 
Location: Deerfield Lake, SD
Size: 0.1 acre
Status: Contained at 12:20 pm

East Fire 
Location: East of Tilford, SD
Size: 3.7 acres
Status: Federal & state resources responding

Emerald Fire Update
Location: Off Nemo Road on the Black Hills National Forest
Size Update: 1.28 acres
Local, state, and federal resources responding
Status Update:  Contained at 3:24 pm 


Kirk Fire
Status Update: Controlled as of July 10

Short Track Fire
Status Update: Contained as of July 10

Monday, July 10, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017 - Updated at 4:30 pm

Kirk Fire
Location: 3 miles north of Brownsville, SD
Size: 0.1 acre
Reported at 2:41 pm
Status: Local and federal resources responding

Short Track Fire
Location: Off Boulder Canyon Road, Meade County, SD
Size: 0.8 acre
Reported at 2:26 pm
Status: Local and federal resources responding


Previous Information

East Ardmore Fire

Location: 8 miles southwest of Oelrichs, SD
Size: 0.1 acre
Reported at 7:57 pm on July 9
Status: Contained at 9:05 pm on July 9

East Oahe Fire Update 
Size Update: 0.9 acre
Status Update: Contained at 8:40 pm on July 9 

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Sunday, July 9, 2017 - Updated at 9:00 pm

Ackerman Fire
Location: Inside city limits of Black Hawk, SD
Size: 0.1 acre
Reported at 8:23 pm
Status: Controlled

Rocky Top Fire 
Location: Private land along Rockyford Road, SD
Size: 1.75 acres
Reported at 7:36 pm
Status: Resources responding

East Oahe Fire 
Location: 6 miles north of Pierre, SD
Size: 1.5 acres
Reported at 7:32 pm
Status: Resources responding




Apple Tree Fire Update

Size: 9.57 acres 
Status: Contained at 2:52 pm
(See July 8 blog post for more information) 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - Updated

Updated at 7:30 pm, July 8


Bison Fire
Location: Custer State Park, along Wilderness Loop Southeast of horse camp
Size: .7 acres
Cause: Lightning
Federal resources are responding.
Status: Contained at 4:20 pm 

Apple Tree Fire
Location: Custer State Park, along Wilderness Loop Southeast of horse camp
Size: 5.53 acres
Cause: Lightning
State & Federal resources are responding.

South Slate Fire
Location: 10 miles West of Hill City
Size: Single-tree
Cause: Lightning
Contained @ 7:35 a.m., Controlled @ 9:30 a.m.
Federal, State, and local resources responded.

Old Mike Fire
Location: Black Hills National Forest, West of mile marker 62 on Sylvan Lake Road
Size: .1 acres
Cause: Lightning
Contained @ 11:15 p.m. 7/7/2017, Controlled @ 11:30 p.m. 7/7/2017
Federal, State & local resources responded.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017 - UPDATED

UPDATED 5:29 p.m. 7/7/2017

Holland Fire
Location: Private land, 8 miles East of Ardmore, SD
Size: 4 acres
Cause: machinery
Contained & Controlled @ 8:03 p.m.
Federal & State resources responded

Path Fire
Location: Black Hills National Forest, approx. 7 miles South of Jewel Cave
Size: .5 acres
Cause: Unknown
Controlled @ 6.50 p.m.
Federal & local resources responded

Prairie Dog Fire
Location: Wind Cave National Park, approx. 1.5 miles Northeast of Visitor's Center
Size: 2 acres
Cause: Lightning
Contained @ 5:57 p.m.
Federal, State, local resources responded

Bowl Fire
Location: State land, South of Buffalo Gap, SD
Size: .2 acres
Cause: Lightning
Controlled @ 3:13 p.m.
State resources responded

Big Top Fire
Location: Private land within Bearlodge Ranger District
Size: .25 acre
Cause: Farm Equipment
Out @ 1:50 p.m.
Federal resources responded

Trash Pile Fire
Location: South of Hot Springs, SD
Size: .1 acre
Cause: Unknown
Controlled & Contained @ 1:32 p.m.
Federal, State, & local resources responded

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017


Updated @ 10:25 p.m. 

Leelee Fire
Location: Private land, 1 mile North of Soldier Creek Wilderness near Fort Robinson, NE
Size: .1 acre
Cause: Lightning
Contained @ 10:09 p.m.
Federal and local VFD resources responded

Boots Fire
Location: Federal land in Soldier Creek Wilderness near Fort Robinson, NE
Size: .1 acre
Cause: Lightning
Contained @ 10:20 p.m.
Federal and local VFD resources responded


Old Baldy Fire
Location: Lawrence County, SD
Size: 0.1 acre
Reported at 5:50 pm on July 5
Status: Controlled on July 5


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Wednesday, July 5, 2017, Updated


Updated at 6:30 pm 

Slash Fire
Location: North of Angostura
Size: 0.1 acre
Reported at 4:49
Status: Controlled

West Imlay Fire
Location: 2 miles south of Scenic, SD on the Buffalo Gap National Grassland
Size: 0.76 acre
Reported at 4:24 pm
Status: Contained 

Dalton Fire
Status Update: Controlled 


Updated at 3:15 pm

Dalton Fire
Location: Near Dalton Lake on Black Hills National Forest
Size: 0.25 acre
Reported at 1:33 pm
Status: Resources responding

Original Post from 10:45 am

Sidney Park Fire

Location: South of Custer, SD on Black Hills National Forest
Size: 0.1 acre
Reported at 9:18 am
Status: Contained and Controlled at 10:30 am


West Slope Fire

Status Update: Contained at 6:20 pm on July 4
See July 4 blog for details


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Tuesday, July 4: Updated at 8:15 pm

DAM Fire 

Location: about half a mile southwest of Sturgis, SD on the Black Hills National Forest.  
Size: 0.1 acre
Status: Contained


The following information was updated at 5:15 pm on July 4:

West Slope Fire

Location: East of Custer State Park
Size: 0.25 acres
Reported at 3:56 pm
Status: Resources responding

Spring Creek Fire

Location: Southwest of Hill City, SD
Size: 0.1 acre
Reported at 10:00 am
Status: Contained at 1:45 pm 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Erickson Fire

Location: Erickson Ranch Road, Mead County, SD
Size: 0.19 acres 
Reported at 9:56 pm on July 3
Status: Controlled

Roger Spring Fire

Location 5 miles east of SD/WY border and 3 miles north of Pennington County line. 
Size: 1 acre
Reported at 6:14 pm on July 3
Status: Contained

Middle Fork

Location: Middle Fork, Soldier Creek Wilderness, Nebraska
Size: 3 acres
Reported 4:55 pm on July 3
Status: Contained 

Previously Reported Fires Status Updates: 

Tower Fire

Status: Contained
See July 3 blog post for details

Salt Creek Fire

Status: Controlled 
See July 3 blog post for details

Monday, July 3, 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017 Updated at 3 pm

Tower Fire

Location: 2 miles south of Scott Lookout Tower, Bessey Ranger District, Halsey, NE  
Size: 2 acres 
Reported at 2:05 pm
No containment

Salt Creek Fire

Location: 10 miles north of Newcastle, WY  
Size: 0.25 acre
Reported at 1:50 pm
No containment

Painter Fire

Location: Custer County, SD 
Size: 4 acres
Reported at 10:48 am
100% containment at 1:56 pm 

Freeland Fire
Location: 7 miles southeast of Elk Mountain
Size: 0.1 acre
Reported at 10:48 am
100% contained at 1:59 pm 

5 Pole Fire

Location: west of Hot Springs, near VA
Size: 0.1 acre
Resources: State
Cause: lightning
Status: controlled

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Sunday, July, 2, 2017

Updated  7/3/2017 9:50 AM

Skinny fire
Location: 10 miles west of Ardmore
Size: 0.5
Resources: local
Cause: lightning
Status: controlled

Camp Creek Fire
Location: Buffalo Gap National Grasslands, 12 miles west of Ardmore, SD
Size: 17.9 acres
Resources: Federal
Cause: lightning
Status: contained

Pisgah Fire
Location: 10 miles north of Newcastle, WY
Size: 0.1 acre
Resources: Federal and local
Cause: lightning
Status: controlled

Provo Fire
Location: 2.5 acres south of Provo, SD
Size: 18.59 acres
Resources: Federal and local
Cause: lightning
Status: contained


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Brady Fire

UPDATE 3:45  PM 7/03/2017

  • Fire remains at 95% containment. 
  • Personnel will monitor and patrol the fire throughout the coming days.  
  • Smoke from heavier fuels burning within the fire perimeter will continue to be visible. 
UPDATE 10:30  AM 7/03/2017

  • 95% containment
  • Approximately 25 personnel on scene
  • Smoke will be visible as mop up continues. The fire will be monitored throughout the coming days. 

UPDATED 8:00 PM 7/01/2017
  • 90% containment, 100 personnel on scene
  • With the especially steep terrain, crews continued to secure along the fire's edges. Far interior pockets will continue to smolder and smoke will be visible in the coming days. 
  • Engines will continue to monitor throughout tonight
  • At 7:00 AM, Sunday, July 2, the current type 3 team will hand the fire over to a Type 4 team for continued mop up and monitoring. Close to 50 personnel will remain on scene with the team transition. 
UPDATED 2:50 PM 7/01/2017
  • Due to more accurate gps mapping around the perimeter of the fire, the estimated acreage is now 172 acres. 
  • Today, crews are continuing with hand line around the perimeter and mop up procedures. 
  • Containment remains the same, at 60%
UPDATED 6:53 PM 6/30/2017
  • 60% containment, due to minimal fire behavior, firefighters made good progress. 
  • Continuing line construction tomorrow. 
  • Three engines will continue to monitor throughout tonight

6/29/2017  

Location: 7 miles E/SE of Edgemont, SD
Size: 95 acres
Resources: Federal, State and local, State dozer, and Federal helicopter
Cause: lightning
Status: 0% containment

*The fire received about a 1/2 inch of rain last night. Approximately 70 firefighters are on scene and will continue mop up and scouting today.

Saturday, July 1, 2017


UPDATED 7/2/2017 12:00 PM

Downen Fire
Location: Hwy. 79, mile marker 48
Size: 0.25 acre
Resources: Federal and local
Cause: human/equipment
Status: Controlled

Planting Fire
Location: 1 mile NE of Alva, WY
Size: 0.1 acre
Resources: Federal
Cause: lightning
Status: contained

Foggy Bottom Fire
Location: North of Ft. Pierre, SD Oahe Dam area
Size: 1.15 acres
Resources: Federal and local
Cause: Human
Status: contained

Lone Tree Fire
Location: NE of Alva, WY
Size: 1.5 acre
Resources: Federal, Federal Helicopter, and local
Cause: lightning
Status: contained

Porcupine #2 Fire
Location: Hwy 1806, northwest of Ft. Pierre, SD
Size: 0.10 acre
Resources: Federal and local
Cause: Human
Status: Controlled

Friday, June 30, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

Mona Fire

Location: Crook Co., WY, North Bearlodge
Size: 0.75 acres
Resources: Federal and local
Cause: lightning
Status: contained



Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thursday June 29, 2017

UPDATED 6:53 PM 6/30/2017

6/29/2017  

Brady Fire
Location: 7 miles E/SE of Edgemont, SD
Size: 95 acres
Resources: Federal, State and local, State dozer, and Federal helicopter
Cause: lightning
Status: 60% containment, due to minimal fire behavior, firefighters made good progress. Continuing line construction tomorrow. Three engines will continue to monitor throughout tonight.

*The fire received about a 1/2 inch of rain last night. Approximately 70 firefighters are on scene and will continue mop up and scouting today.


Ridge Fire
Location: Hwy 116, 15 miles SE of Sundance, WY
Size: 0.5 acre
Resources: Federal,
Cause: lightning
Status: Controlled

Rocky Fire
Location: South of Cottonwood Reservoir
Size: 1 acre
Resources: Federal engines
Cause: lightning
Status: Controlled

385 Fire
Location: 1 mile south of Pine Ridge Job Corps
Size: 0.25
Resources: Federal
Cause: lightning
Status: Controlled

Cedar Fire
Location: Fall River Co., Horse Sanctuary,
Size:1.86 acres
Resources: Federal Helicopter, Federal, State crew, and local engines
Cause: lightning
Status: Controlled

Cement Fire
Location: 1/2 mile north of Cement Ridge Lookout, South Dakota/Wyoming border
Size: 0.1
Resources: Federal engine
Cause: lightning
Status: Controlled

Mickelson Fire
Location: Minnekahta Junction
Size: 0.25
Resources: Federal helicopter, State dozer, State engines, and local engines
Cause: lightning
Status: Controlled

Lagoon Fire
Location: south of Chadron, on Nebraska state land near the Pine Ridge Job Corps
Size: 0.1
Resources: Federal and local
Cause: lightning
Status: Controlled

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wednesday June 28, 2017

UPDATED 6/29/2017 8:35 AM

6/28/17

Hard to Find Fire
Location:1 mi NW of Hot Springs, SD
Size: 0.1
Resource: Federal, State

Status: Controlled

Slim Butte Fire
Location: SE of Oelrichs
Resources: Federal
Size: 0.25 acre
Cause: lightning
Status: Controlled

Crooked Creek Fire
Location: 4.5 miles SE of Wasta, SD
Resources: State
Size: 3.33 acres
Status: Contained

Mica Fire
Location: 3 miles NW of Custer, SD
Resources: Federal, State, Helicopter
Size: 0.5 acre 
Cause: human
Status: Controlled

Jewel Fire
Location: 10 miles W of Custer, SD
Resources: Federal , State, Helicopter
Size: 1 acre
Cause: lightning
Status: Contained

Beecher Fire
Location: 5 miles S of Custer, SD
Resources: Federal, State
Size: 0.25 acre
Cause: lightning
Status: Contained



6/27/17

Jessica Fire
Location: Devils Tower, WY
Size: 0.1 acre
Resource: Federal, Local
Cause: lightning

Status: Controlled

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.

     

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