Sunday, April 11, 2021

April 11, 2021

#3. George Fire - Updated at 6:45 PM, April 11

    * Reported at 2:01 PM

    * 15 acres, wind driven - Pennington County, 1/2 mile east of Hayward, SD. Private land and State Land 25% contained at 6:45 PM.

    * Human caused - Law enforcement onsite. 

    * Crews will be onsite overnight 

    * Structure fire - spread to grass fire  -  Several other structures threatened

    * Resources - local, state and federal 


#2. Hershey Fire

    * Reported at 11:29 AM

    * Location, Wyoming, Crook County; 11 miles east of Devil's Tower

    * Cause - Abandoned campfire

    * Size - 0.1 acre

    * Resources - US Forest Service 

    

 #1  Marvel Fire

    * Reported at 3:08 AM

    * Meade County, 2 miles east of Blackhawk, SD

    * 1.1 acres

    * Cause - under investigation

    * Local, State and Federal resources responded

    * Contained at 6:06 AM

    * Controlled at 7:11 AM

Saturday, April 3, 2021

April 3, 2021

 

April 3, 2021 @ 11:30 AM

 Reminder:

    * Schroeder Fire Inciweb Link - https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7356/

     244 Fire Inciweb Link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7355/  


Draw CA

·             *  Reported at 9:04 AM

·                *  Size 1.8 acres

*  Hughes County, northwest of Ft. Pierre 12 miles; southwest of Lake Oahe

            * 100% Contained

·                 100% Controlled

·           * Cause – Powerline

 

#2.  Dry Creek Fire, Jones County 9 miles northwest of Murdo, private land and 1/2 section of state school land

    * Reported 3/29/2021 at 12:26 PM 

    * 9,911 acres

* 100% contained 

    *  Cause: Downed power line in vicinity of the fire


Friday, April 2, 2021

April 2, 2021

 

Reminder:

    * Schroeder Fire Inciweb Link - https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7356/

     244 Fire Inciweb Link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7355/  


Updates at 10:00 PM: 

New Incidents:

   * Black Widow Fire

        *Reported at 8:15 PM

        * Rockerville, along Main Street

        * Human caused

        * Contained at 9:18 PM

        * Control at 9:18 PM

  * Pizza Fire 

        * Reported at 7:24 PM 

        * 200 acres 

        * Resources responding were cancelled

Draw CA

·             *  Reported at 9:04 AM

·                *  Size 1.8 acres

·                *  Hughes County, northwest of Ft. Pierre 12 miles; southwest of Lake Oahe

            * 100% Contained

·                 Cause – Powerline


Open Fire Incidents:

#1.  Keystone Fire, Pennington County, 1/2 mile south of Keystone, state land 

    * Reported at 3/29/2021 at 10:06 AM 

    *  Size 9.3 acres (per GPS)

    *  100% Contained

       *  Cause - under investigation

#2.  Dry Creek Fire, Jones County 9 miles northwest of Murdo, private land and 1/2 section of state school land

    * Reported 3/29/2021 at 12:26 PM 

    * 9,911 acres

* 80% contained 

    *  Smoke will continue to be visible from I-90

    *  Cause: Downed power line in vicinity of the fire

 

#3  Bobcat Fire  Pennington Co. 8 miles west-southwest of Hill City, state land

    *  Reported 3/29/2021 at 1:02 PM

    * 15 acres

    * 100% Contained 3/29/2021 at 5:41 PM

 

Thursday, April 1, 2021

April 1, 2021

 


Reminder:

    * Schroeder Fire Inciweb Link - https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7356/

     244 Fire Inciweb Link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7355/  

 

Open Fire Incidents:

#1.  Keystone Fire, Pennington County, 1/2 mile south of Keystone, state land 

    * Reported at 3/29/2021 at 10:06 AM 

    *  Size 9.3 acres (per GPS)

    *  100% Contained

    *  Hand crew worked in burn area today to mop-up

    *  Cause - under investigation

#2.  Dry Creek Fire, Jones County 9 miles northwest of Murdo, private land and 1/2 section of state school land

    * Reported 3/29/2021 at 12:26 PM 

    * 9,911 acres

·        Small flare up yesterday that was successfully knocked down

     * 80% contained 

    *  Smoke will continue to be visible from I-90

    *  Cause: Downed power line in vicinity of the fire

 

#3  Bobcat Fire  Pennington Co. 8 miles west-southwest of Hill City, state land

    *  Reported 3/29/2021 at 1:02 PM

    * 15 acres

    * Contained 3/29/2021 at 5:41 PM

 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

March 31, 2021

 Update 3/31/2021

Reminder:

    * Schroeder Fire Inciweb Link - https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7356/

     244 Fire Inciweb Link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7355/  


#1.  Keystone Fire, Pennington County, 1/2 mile south of Keystone, state land 

    * Reported at 3/29/2021 at 10:06 AM 

    *  Size 9.3 acres (per GPS)

    *  50% Contained

    *  Continued significant smoke in area. Smoke will be visible from Hwy. # 40

    *  Plans to send Hand Crews to burned area April 1 to mop-up. 

    *  Cause - under investigation


#2. Dry Creek Fire, Jones County 9 miles northwest of Murdo, private land and 1/2 section of state school land

    * Reported 3/29/2021 at 12:26 PM 

    * 9,492 acres

     * 80% contained 

    *  Significant smoke will continue to be visible from I-90

    *  Cause: Downed power line in vicinity of the fire


#3 Bobcat Fire  Pennington Co. 8 miles west-southwest of Hill City, state land

    *  Reported 3/29/2021 at 1:02 PM

    * 15 acres

    * Contained 3/29/2021 at 5:41 PM



Tuesday, March 30, 2021

 March 30, 2021  Fire updates:

#1. Schroeder Fire, Pennington County, 4 miles west of Rapid City, state land 

    * 1,900 acres

    * Active fire behavior last evening in Cleghorn Canyon and Nameless Cave areas

    * Schroeder Fire Inciweb Link - https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7356/

    * This will be the FINAL post on this blog site for the Schroeder Fire. Please follow the Inciweb link (above) for further information. 


#2.  244 Fire

    * Pennington County, 1 1/5 mile southwest of Keystone, federal land

    * 90 acres

    * Cause under investigation

    * Fire head active; but general fire creeping and smoldering

    * Mount Rushmore continues closed

     244 Inciweb Link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7355/

    * This will be the FINAL post on this blog site for the 244 Fire. Please follow the Inciweb link (above) for further information


#3. Brown Canyon, Weston County 9 miles north, north east of Newcastle, WY

    * Contained 3/29/2021 @ 5 PM

    * Control 3/29/2021 @ 6 PM

    * This will be the FINAL post for the Brown Canyon Fire


#4. Bobcat Fire  Pennington Co 8 miles west-southwest of Hill City, state land

    * Contained 3/29/2021 at 5:41 PM


#5. Argyle Fire Custer County 5 1/2 miles northwest of Hot Springs, federal land

    * Contained 3/29/2021 at 6:48 PM

    * Control 3/30/2021 at 10:14 AM

    * This will be the FINAL post for the Argyle Fire


#6. Dry Creek Fire, Jones County 9 miles north west of Murdo, private land

    UPDATED 3/30/2021 AT 6:30 PM

    * 9,911 acres (FINAL) 

        * Final acreage measure also showed that there was a 1/2 section of state school land

     * 100% contained 

    * Continuing mop-up

    * Cause: under investigation

    * Total 5 structures burned 


# 7. Keystone Fire, Pennington County, 1/2 mile south of Keystone, state land 

      UPDATED 3/30/2021 AT 6:30 PM

    * 9.3 acres 

    * 50% Contained

    * Significant smoke in area

    * Plans to have hand crews in the burn area tomorrow

    * Continue working to get a line around it


#8. 79 Fire, Custer/Fall River County Line, west side, Southwest of Buffalo Gap, private land

    * Reported 3/30/2021 at 4:46 PM

    * Size 0.12 acres

    * Cause: under investigation

    * Contained 3/30/2021 at 5:46 PM




Monday, March 29, 2021

244 Fire

3/30/21 Update

Pennington County, 1 1/5 mile southwest of Keystone, federal land

    * 90 acres

    * Cause under investigation

    * Fire head active; but general fire creeping and smoldering

    * Mount Rushmore continues to be closed

     244 Inciweb Link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7355/ 

    * This will be the FINAL post on this blog site for the 244 Fire. Please follow the Inciweb link (above) for further information


3/29/21

Information: Travis Mason-bushman, 605-228-3867, Public Information Officer (PIO)

4:30 p.m. Update

Fire crews continue to fight the 244 Fire, 1.5 miles southwest of Keystone, SD. The fire is estimated at 75 acres. Many more resources have been ordered and are en-route.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial and roads leading into the Memorial are closed until further notice. For further information on the Memorial, please contact Maureen McGee-Ballinger at 605-858-9790.

The road is also closed at Pennington & Custer County line off 16A (seasonal gates), north of Lakota Lake on Iron Mountain Road.

Fire officials again ask the public to stay out of the area for public and firefighter safety.

Cause of the fire remains unknown.

3 p.m. Update

Fire estimated at 40-50 acres.

The road is closed at Pennington & Custer County line off of 16A (seasonal gates). 

12:30 p.m. Update

Fire crews are responding to a wildfire 1.5 miles southwest of Keystone, SD and is estimated to be 20 acres.

Highway 244 is closed from Keystone to the stoplight at Mount Rushmore Memorial. 16A beginning at Grizzly Campground is also closed.

Fire officials are asking the public to stay out of the area for public and firefighter safety.

The fire is burning in heavy dead and downed timber with very high potential for spread due to very high winds. Cause of the fire is unknown.