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