Sunday, June 16, 2019

June 16, 2019- Whistler Gulch

#1- Whistler Gulch - June 16, 2019

Incident #1  
  • Reported: 12:20 PM on June 16, 2019
  • Location: 1 mile south of Deadwood
  •  Size: 0.1 acres
  • Resources Responding: state and local
  • Cause: unknown
  • Status: contained and controlled

Friday, June 14, 2019

June 14, 2019 - Buckeye

#2 Buckeye - June 14, 2019

Incident #2  
  • Reported: 6:30 PM on June 14, 2019
  • Location: 1/2 mile SW of Keystone
  •  Size: 0.1 acres
  • Resources Responding: Federal and local
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Status: contained

June 14, 2019 - Dry Creek


#1 - Dry Creek  - June 14, 2019

Incident #1
  • Reported - 6:30 PM on June 14, 2019
  • 6 miles NW of Edgemont, SD 
  • 2.06 acres
  • Resources Responding: Federal and local 
  • Cause: Lightning 
  • Status:controlled 

Monday, June 10, 2019

June 10, 2019 - Alamo Fire



June 10, 2019 - Alamo Fire
  • 8:00 PM on June 10, 2019
  • 4 miles south of Custer
  • Size: 0.2 acres 
  • County and Federal resources responded
  • Structures Threatened - none 
  • Status: contained

Thursday, June 6, 2019

June 6, 2019 - Wildfires

Clifton Wildfire
Reported: 8:43 am
Location: 15 miles Southeast of Newcastle, WY in Weston County
Size: .10 acre
Resources: Federal
Cause: Lightning
Other:  The fire started in heavy dead and down timber.
Status: Contained and controlled.

Buck Wildfire
Reported: 10:05 am
Location: 21 miles west of Custer, SD
Size:  .10 acre
Resources: Federal and local.
Cause: Lightning
Status: Contained and controlled.

Gillette Wildfire
Reported: 1:00 pm
Location: 7 miles west of Bear Mountain
Size:  .25 acres
Resources: Federal
Cause: Lightning\
Status:

Incident #4 - (Unnamed as resources are responding)
Reported: 1:47 pm
Location: 3 miles southwest of Elk Mountain Lookout in Weston County, WY
Size:
Resources: Federal responding
Cause:
Status:

Incident #5 - (Unnamed as resources are responding)
Reported: 1:52 pm
Location: Fall River County near Provo, SD
Size:
Resources: Federal responding
Cause:
Status:













Tuesday, June 4, 2019

June 4, 2019 - Update

Red lake Wildfire
Reported:  9:26 am
Location: Lawrence Co. By Old Baldy
Size: .10 acre
Cause: Lightning
Resources: BHNF engine
Contained and controlled

Flagpole Wildfire 
Reported: 2:09 PM
Location: Fall River Co. 1 mile south of Shepps Canyon
Size:  .12 acres
Cause: Lightning
Resources: State and Local
Contained and controlled


Thursday, May 30, 2019

5/30/19 - Wildfire Smoke Coming from Canada


There have been reports of wildfire smoke across the region this morning. This smoke is originating from the massive wildfires across northern Alberta and is not of local origin. The Chuckegg Creek fire is currently the largest fire at 150,000 hectares (370,658 acres) but several other large fires are also burning in the region.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

April 24

North Dam Fire

Reported 11:10 am
Size: 0.1 acre
Location: Private land on northeast side of Angostura Reservoir
Resources: State
Status: Contained

Saturday, April 20, 2019

April 20, 2019

Coyote Fire

Reported 9:55 am
Size: 2.3 acres
Location: private coyote flats road near Rockerville
Resources: local and state
Status: contained
Cause: Human - mowing


Friday, April 19, 2019

April 19, 2019

Lone Tree

  • Reported: 4/19/19 at 12:45 p.m.
  • Located: 1 mile north of  Maverick Junction (Hwy 79 & 18 intersection), near shooting range, SD (Fall River Co.)
  • Size: approximately 40 acres
  • Cause: unknown
  • Resources responding: State and federal
  • Contained & controlled @ 2:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

April 17, 2019

High Plains

Updated as of 4/19/19 @ 8:36 a.m.
  • Reported: 4/17/19 at 12:28 p.m.
  • Located: 5 miles south of Jewel Cave, SD (Custer Co.)
  • Size: 140 acres
  • Cause: lightning 
  • Contained as of April 20 at 11:00 a.m. 

Monday, April 8, 2019

April 7, 2019

Cody Lane

  • Reported: 4/7/19 at 1:39 p.m.
  • Located: Lawrence, County; 2 miles west of Spearfish, SD
  • Size: 0.88 acres
  • Resources responding
  • Cause: human
  • Contained: 4/7/19 at 1:53 p.m. 
  • Controlled: 4/7/19 at 2:15 p.m.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

April 6, 2019

Timberline

  • Reported: 4/6/19 at 04:06 p.m.
  • Located: Near Black Hawk, SD
  • Size: 0.1 acres
  • Cause: Human 
  • Contained & controlled: 4/6/19 at 4:14 p.m.
  • Out: 4/8/2019 at 11:18 a.m.

Friday, April 5, 2019

April 5, 2019

Cutacross 

  • Reported: 4/5/19 at 03:12 p.m.
  • Located: Sioux County, NE; 25 miles south of Harrison, NE
  • Size: 1000 acres
  • Contained: 4/5/19 at 5:45 p.m.

Monday, April 1, 2019

March 30, 2019

Heartland 

  • Reported: 3/30/19 at 02:51 p.m.
  • Located: Pennington County, SD; Highway 79
  • Size: 4.68 acres
  • Contained, controlled, & out: 4/1/2019 at 11:34 p.m.

Little Bear
  • Reported: 3/30/19 at 05:37 p.m.
  • Located: Pennington County, SD; near Bear Country
  • Size: 0.42 acres
  • Contained, controlled, & out: 4/1/2019 at 12:30 p.m.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Incident 3/22/19



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----NEW INCIDENT-----

Red Kate Incident
  • Reported at 3/22/19 at 0732
  • Location-Garden County, NE
  •  Size- 7800 acres
  • Contained and controlled at 1530
  • Cause- human
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Friday, March 8, 2019

March 8, 2019

Black Hills National Forest

  • Mystic fire will be burning piles today approximately 7 Miles NW of Hill City, SD near Deerfield Rd, Newton Fork Rd and McVey Rd. Smoke may be visible for several days in the surrounding areas.
  • Mystic fire (central hills) is burning piles today approximately 1 mile north of the 3 forks junction at Hwy 385 and Hwy 16. Area is adjacent to Whaley Rd. Smoke may be visible for several days in the surrounding areas.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

March 7, 2019

Black Hills National Forest
  • Mystic fire (central hills) is burning piles off of Boulder Hill, Sheridan Lake Road and the 385 Brush Creek area today. Smoke will be visible from the Highway 16, Rockerville and surrounding areas.
  • Hell Canyon fire (southern hills) is burning piles 2 miles down Pleasant Valley Road, 1 mile SW of Highway 16 and the Stagg Road intersection, a half mile N of the Custer Airport and burning one additional pile, 6 miles down Pass Creek Road, SW of Custer, SD.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

March 6, 2019

Black Hills National Forest

  • Mystic fire (central hills) is planning to burn piles 10 miles E of Hill City, SD & 15 miles SW of Rapid City, SD today. Piles are located near the junction of Highway 16 and 16A (Keystone “Y”). Smoke may be visible in the area for several days following ignitions.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

March 5, 2019

Black Hills National Forest
  • Bearlodge fire (northeastern WY) is planning to burn piles from Moskee Road to Sand Creek to Surprise Gulch. Piles are part of the Mongoose timber sale, roughly 15 miles SE of Sundance, WY.
  • Mystic fire (central hills) is planning to burn a pile 2.5 miles northeast of Hill City, SD. The pile is located near the intersection of Mitchell Lake Rd and Highway 385. Smoke may also be visible from Highway 16.

Monday, March 4, 2019

March 4, 2019

South Dakota Wildland Fire Division will be burning slash piles today and throughout the week in the following locations:

  • Mount Coolidge area in Custer State Park
  • Playhouse Road area in Custer State Park
  • Tinsley Draw area in Custer State Park
  • The Lodge just outside of Deadwood
  • Beardsley Drive outside of Hot Springs

Black Hills National Forest
  • Mystic fire (central hills) is planning to burn this week in the Victoria Lake Road and Sheridan Lake Road area. Smoke may be visible from Rapid City, SD and surrounding areas.

Friday, March 1, 2019

March 1, 2019


  • USFS crews on Hell Canyon (southern hills) will be burning 3 large landings today near Pass Creek. Smoke may be visible for a couple of days.  Hell Canyon is not burning this weekend.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

February 28, 2019

Black Hills National Forest
  • Hell Canyon fire (southern hills) is burning piles today close to the Pennington County line, 7 miles NW of Custer, SD and  7 miles SW of Hill City, SD.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

February 27, 2019

Black Hills National Forest
  • Hell Canyon fire (southern hills) is burning in the Pass Creek area today, approximately 6 miles W of Custer, SD.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

February 26, 2019

Black Hills National Forest

Mystic Ranger District (central hills):
  • Planning to burn piles in the Pine Grove area sometime this week. Smoke may be visible from Rapid City and Rockerville. Also, planning to burn piles located in the Brush Creek, Hwy, 385 Victoria area. Smoke will be visible from Rapid City and near Pactola.
  • One pile will be burned near Rolling Hills and FSR 777 intersection. Smoke may be visible in the Nemo area.

Northern Hills:
  • Planning to burn along the Piedmont Fire Trail, east of Nemo, SD and on the west side of Rolling Hills Subdivision.

South Dakota Wildland Fire
  • The Hot Springs Field Office is burning slash piles off of Beardsley Drive.
  • The Bear Mountain Handcrew is currently burning slash piles in the Pactola Estates Area.
  • The Black Hat Handcrew continues to burn slash piles along Rockerville Road.
  • The Custer State Park Field Office is burning slash piles near Mt. Coolidge.

Monday, February 25, 2019

February 25, 2019

Black Hills National Forest
  • Hell Canyon fire is planning to burn large piles 8 miles W/SW of Custer, SD in the Pass Creek area today and tomorrow.
  • Northern Hills fire is planning to continue burning piles south of the Dalton Lake Road on the east side of Vanocker Canyon, depending on snow conditions and weather.

Friday, February 22, 2019

February 22-23, 2019

Black Hills National Forest
  • Hell Canyon fire (southern hills) is burning piles today and tomorrow west of Custer, SD from Pass Creek Road to Custer. Smoke may be visible for several days in the surrounding areas.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

February 21, 2019

Black Hills National Forest
  • Mystic fire is burning machine piles in the Norris Peak area and off of highway 44. Smoke may be visible from Rapid City, SD for several days.
  • Mystic fire is also burning 2.5 miles north and northeast of Hill City, SD. Piles are located near Black Miner Gulch, Red Dog Gulch, Deerfield Rd and Highway 385.
  • Depending on snow conditions and weather, Northern Hills fire personnel will burn hand piles adjacent to the Nemo work center next Monday (2/25).

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

February 20, 2019

South Dakota Wildland Fire Division will be burning piles in the following locations starting today:

  • Rockerville Area
  • Angostura Lake Area
  • Pactola Estates Area
  • Broken Boot Hill near Deadwood

Smoke may be visible for several days in the surrounding areas.


Black Hills National Forest
  • Bearlodge fire (northwest WY) is planning to burn approximately 10 miles east of Sundance, WY from Moskee Road to Williams Divide to FS 863.2A.
  • Depending on snow conditions and weather, Northern Hills fire is planning to burn hand piles adjacent to the Nemo work center in Nemo, SD. 
  • Mystic fire (central hills) is planning to burn in 3 different areas this week. The locations are along Vanocker Canyon, starting at Veterans Peak and heading south towards Dalton Lake Road.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

February 19, 2019

Black Hills National Forest

  • Hell Canyon fire (southern hills) is burning piles 3 miles northeast of Custer, SD near the Meeker Ranch and 3 miles southeast of Custer near Custer Mountain.
  • Starting tomorrow, (2/20/19) Mystic fire (central hills) will be burning piles approximately 9 Miles northwest of Hill City, SD above the Deerfield Park Subdivision. Smoke may be seen from Deerfield road and East Slate road.

Smoke may be visible for several days in the surrounding areas.

Friday, February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019

Black Hills National Forest
  • Hell Canyon fire (southern hills) is burning piles down Pleasant Valley Road and East of Meeker Cabin near Custer, SD.
  • Mystic fire (central hills) is burning machine piles off of Rolling Hills, Forest Road 777, and Stagebarn Canyon Road today. Smoke may be visible from the Rapid City/Blackhawk area for the next several days.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

February 14, 2019

Black Hills National Forest
  • Northern Hills fire is planning to burn hand piles today on the west side of Tinton Road, southwest of the Spearfish Work Center.
  • Mystic fire (central hills) is planning to burn piles approximately 5 Miles NE of Hill City off on Hwy 385 in between three forks and Sheridan Lake. Smoke may be visible from Sheridan Lake, three forks and Hill City.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

February 13, 2019

Black Hills National Forest

Forest Managers are continuing to reduce hazardous fuels across the Black Hills National Forest.

Hell Canyon (Southern Hills)
  • Firefighters are burning 6 large landing piles in the Pleasant Valley Area. Smoke may be visible for several days.
Mystic (Central Hills)
  • Crews are burning along Silver City Road.
  • Starting 2/14, crews will be burning approximately 9 miles NW of Hill City, SD above the Deerfield Park subdivision. Smoke may be seen from Deerfield Road, East Slate Road and surrounding areas for several days.
Bearlodge (WY)
  • Firefighters are burning piles near Reynolds Road, approximately 10 miles SE of Sundance, WY.
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.

Monday, February 11, 2019

February 11, 2019

Black Hills National Forest
  • Mystic fire (central hills) will be burning piles approximately 2 miles east of Hill City on Old Hill City Road, north of Ford Mountain and west of Ford Mountain Road. Smoke may be visible for several days in the surrounding areas.
  • Mystic fire is also burning west of the intersection of Hwy 385 and W Hwy 44, ¼ mile up Silver City Road.
  • Beginning today, Northern Hills fire will be burning east of Nemo, SD near the Piedmont Fire Trail, south of Nemo, north of Steamboat Rock Campground and in the Dalton Lake area.

Friday, February 8, 2019

February 8, 2019

Black Hills National Forest
  • Northern Hills fire will be burning piles today in Erskine Gulch North of Steamboat Rock picnic & tent camping area.
  • Mystic fire (central hills) is burning handpiles south of Pinegrove. Smoke may be visible in the Neck Yoke and Rockerville area.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

February 6, 2019

Black Hills National Forest is burning machine piles off of Forest Service Road 150, located near Sheridan Lake Road and Nordsman Road. Smoke may be visible from Rapid City and surrounding areas for the next several days.

The Forest will also be burning piles, starting 2/7/19, down Pass Creek Road and Pleasant Valley Road about 8 miles SW of Custer, SD. They will also be burning in the Meeker area about 2 miles NE of Custer.

Monday, February 4, 2019

February 4, 2019

Black Hills National Forest may continue burning piles this week if conditions allow.  

Possible areas that may have piles burned include:

1. Storm Hill hand piles located 2 miles east of Hill City.
2. Sunny-side hand pile units north of Silver City.
3. Ester machine pile unit located approximately 6 miles NE of Hill City. Near Hwy 385, Calumet Rd, Sheridan Lake Rd.
4. Machine piles located east of Nemo along the Piedmont Fire Trail.
5. Hand piles off Merrit Estes Road.
6. Hand piles near Paha Sapa Camp on the east side of HWY 385. 

Smoke may be visible for several days in the surrounding areas.

Friday, February 1, 2019

February 1, 2019

Black Hills National Forest Pile Burning:

Northern Hills Ranger District will be burning piles 1 mile south of Crystal Mountain, or about 5 miles east of Roubaix Lake, or 5 miles west of Nemo, SD.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

January 29, 2019 Pile Burning on Black Hills National Forest

Weather permitting, fire crews from the Black Hills National Forest will begin burning machine piles southeast of Sundance, WY today near Clark Road.  Piles are also planned to be ignited near Nemo, SD.  Burning operations will continue across the Black Hills National Forest this winter as conditions permit.


Monday, January 28, 2019

Incident 1-27-19

----NEW INCIDENT-----

Incident #1
  • Reported at time and date: 1-27-19 at 13:17
  • Location: Off of Highway 40 between Hermosa and Keystone
  • Estimated Size: 0.36 acres
  • Resources Responding: Keystone VFD and SDWF
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Cause: Human

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Slash Pile Burning south of Keystone 1/03/2019

The South Dakota Wildland Fire Rapid City Field Office will be burning approximately 3 acres of slash piles today south of Highway 40 in Keystone, roughly above the Big Thunder Mine. This will continue throughout the winter months as snow cover is adequate. Pile burning is a great tool to reduce fire risk in an area as it eliminates fuels on the ground.Smoke may be visible in the surrounding areas, and can linger for several days after ignition has been completed. Fire crews will continue to monitor the piles as appropriate.


Photo taken by Casey Glines.

Photo taken by Casey Glines.