Friday, February 16, 2018

2-16-18 Pile Burning

Black Hills National Forest Hell Canyon fire will be lighting machine piles approximately 3-4 miles west of Custer, SD today and will also be burning 5 hand piles in the Camp Remington area.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

2-14-18 Pile Burning

Black Hills National Forest:
  • Bearlodge fire is burning hand piles produced from a rain-catch/water development enclosure maintenance project, approximately 2 miles North of Sundance, WY. 
  • Northern Hills is burning on both sides Hwy 85 by Preacher Smith Monument, burning hand piles located by Mount Roosevelt Tower and burning by Crow Peak Bench (smoke will be visible from Spearfish, SD and I-90).

Monday, February 12, 2018

2-12-18 Pile Burning

Black Hills National Forest pile burning info:
  • Hell Canyon fire burning piles approximately 5 miles west of Custer, SD in the Upper French Creek area and large machine piles 4 miles south and west of Custer. They will continue burning through the week, weather depending. 
  • Mystic fire will continue to burn hand piles in Sunny Side Gulch by Silver City and piles on the west side of Hwy 385 and south of FSR 672. Smoke may impact the communities of Silver City and may also impact Silver City Road, Jenny Gulch and Highway 385. Crews will continue to burn as conditions allow.

Friday, February 9, 2018

2-9-18 Pile Burning

  • Black Hills National Forest Hell Canyon fire is burning piles on the east side of Buckhorn Mountain and south of Custer, SD in the Carrol Creek area today and tomorrow. 
  • Mystic fire is burning machine piles around the Tigerville area, 5 miles west of Hill City, SD. Smoke and flames may be visible from Deerfield Road, Mystic Road, Tigerville, Newton Fork Road and Hill City.
  • South Dakota Wildland Fire and South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is burning slash piles near Nemo in Lawrence County and in Custer State Park.
Updated pile burning locations can also be found on the Great Plains Dispatch website:  https://gacc.nifc.gov/rmcc/dispatch_centers/r2gpc/gpcrxrpt.pdf  

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

2-7-18 Pile Burning

  • Black Hills National Forest Hell Canyon will be burning in two areas today. They will continue burning 4 miles south of Custer and will also be burning in the Vestal area located 3 miles north of Custer, SD. 
  • Northern Hills fire is burning east and west of Rochford, SD today (Dump Draw and Bloody Gulch).

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

2-6-18 Pile Burning

  • Black Hills National Forest Hell Canyon fire will be burning around 150 piles, 4 miles south of Custer, SD today, 2/6/18.

Monday, February 5, 2018

2-5-2018 Pile Burning

South Dakota Wildland Fire will be burning slash piles today in the following locations:
  • The Black Hat Handcrew is burning at Homestead Drive in Custer (city property, underneath the water tower) today- approximately 650 piles.
  • The Bear Mountain Handcrew is burning at Boulder Canyon in Sturgis today- approximately 300 piles.
Crews will continue to monitor piles throughout the week.  

The Black Hills National Forest continues to burn piles across the Forest.

Mystic Ranger District (central Black Hills):

• Burning machine piles 3 miles west of Red Rock Subdivision if conditions allow. Smoke and flames may be visible from the following areas: Sheridan lake road west of countryside subdivision, Red Rocks, Dark Canyon Road off Hwy 44, Nordsmen Road, Victoria Lake Road and Hisega. Smoke will be in the area for several days after Ignition.

• Burning machine piles around the Tigerville area 5 miles west of Hill city. Smoke and flames may be visible from Deerfield road, Mystic road, Tigerville, Newton Fork Road and Hill City.

Northern Hills Ranger District:

• Burning machine piles on both sides of Nemo Road and Lucky Strike (southward).

Hell Canyon Ranger District:

• Burning 2 large piles east of Custer, SD on American Center Road.

Bearlodge Ranger District:

• Burning piles at Cook Lake Campground, 13 miles North of Sundance, WY. Piles are part of a fuels project in campground Loop B, just North/Northwest of the main lake/dam.

Friday, February 2, 2018

2-3-18 Pile Burning

Black Hills National Forest Mystic fire is planning to burn hand piles this weekend (2/3/18-2/4/18), continuing into next week, within a ½ mile of Silver City, in and around the Sunnyside Gulch area. Smoke may impact the communities of Silver City and it may also impact Silver City Road, Jenny Gulch and Highway 385. Smoke may be in the area for several days.