Monday, December 22, 2014

December 22, 2014 - Fire Report

Peridot Fire

  • Located off of Sheridan Lake road near Dunsmore and Peridot roads
  • Size is .1 of an acre
  • State resources responded
  • Controlled
Lady C Fire
  • Located north of Hot Springs in the Battle Mountain area
  • Size is .6 of an acre
  • Local and state resources responded
  • Controlled
Lady C Fire

Sunday Gulch Fire
  • Located on Forest Service property near Horsethief Lake
  • Size is now estimated at .5 acre
  • Federal resources have responded
Battle Fire
  • Located near Hermosa south of Highway 40 and 1/2 mile west of Highway 79
    • Burning on the south side of the road
  • Size is estimated at .1 acre
  • Local VFD resources responded

Friday, December 12, 2014

Ignition to Continue on the Prairie Prescribed Fire

Fire officials are planning to continue ignition of the Prairie prescribed fire on the Black Hills National Forest today, Friday, December 12.

Starting mid-morning, fire crews plan to burn about 160 acres.

The prescribed burn will take place approximately 2 miles southwest of Hisega, 4 miles southeast of Pactola Reservoir and 1 mile east of Hwy 16.

Fire will be confined primarily to south-facing slopes and bordered by snow and frozen fuels limiting fire behavior on north-facing slopes. Crews will continue to monitor the burn after ignition is complete. 

Smoke may be visible for several days from Highway 385, Sheridan Lake Road, and Rapid City.

Smoke from this fire may impact visibility on Highway 44.  Motorists in the area are urged to use caution.  

For more information on the Black Hills National Forest, visit

The media contact for this prescribed fire is Beth Doten, (605) 440-0263.  

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Paramount Fire

  • Located along I-90 near exit 14 inside Spearfish city limits
  • Estimated at 5.1 acres
  • Local resources initially responded
  • State and federal resources will assist
  • Cause is under investigation

Monday, December 8, 2014

Geary Boulevard Fire

  • Located off of Norris Peak road near Johnson Siding
  • Estimated at .25 acre
  • Local resources responded
  • Cause is under investigation

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Blue Bell Fire

As of 3:30 pm on Sunday, December 7, 2014
  • Burning in Custer State Park near the Blue Bell Lodge
  • The estimated size is 1.5 acres
  • State and local resources have been ordered and responded to include multiple engines and a hand crew
  • The cause is currently under investigation