Thursday, September 27, 2018

Bluebird Fire
  • 9/26/2018 - 9:02 PM
  • 7 miles west of Pringle, west of Pleasant Valley Road, near Bluebird trailhead.
  • Estimated Size - 0.5 acres
  • Resources Responded - will return today to continue mop up
  • Structures Threatened - 0
  • Cause: under investigation

Monday, September 24, 2018

9/24/2018 - Long Draw Prescribed Burn

Incident #1 - Long Draw Prescribed Burn
  • Noon MST on Sept. 24, 2018
  • Medicine Mountain Road Area - 6 miles due west of Hill City
  • Estimated Size: 266 acres total
  • Resources are on site
  • Smoke will be visible and present in that area this afternoon. 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

September 22, 2018 - Heavy Smoke

There is heavy smoke coming in from the fires in the west.  As of right now, there are no active fires in the area. If you see an active fire, please call 911!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

September 18, 2018

Horse Creek (10:10 pm 08/17/2018)

  • Located in Fall River County, 5 1/2 miles East of Edgemont
  • Size is 8.3 acres
  • Cause was lightning
  • State and local resources responded
  • Contained as of 11:35 pm

Monday, September 17, 2018

Long Draw Prescribed Fire Planned Tuesday, September 18, 2018 near Hill City, SD

Rapid City, SD – Black Hills National Forest Central Zone Fire is planning to ignite 116 acres on the Long Draw project on Tuesday, September 18, weather permitting.

This project is located approximately 5 miles west of Hill City, SD near Newton Fork Road, south of Reno Gulch road, Odakota Mountain and west of the Medicine Mountain Boy Scout Camp.

The goal of the Long Draw Prescribed Fire is to establish and maintain a mosaic of vegetation conditions over the project area. This project will lessen the severity and extent of future wildfires in the project area by breaking up the continuity of dead, downed fuels, ultimately reducing fuel loads. Fire will also be utilized as a tool to thin pine regeneration and increase canopy base heights. Additionally, the burn will stimulate browse for big game species.

Smoke will be visible from Rapid City, Hill City, Custer, SD, surrounding areas and from Highway 16/385. Smoke will also be visible in the days following ignition and firefighters will remain on scene monitoring the burn for as long as needed.

Weather conditions will be monitored closely to assure prescribed fire conditions align with management objectives for the burn.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

September 16, 2018

September 16, 2018 - Updated at 6:40 p.m.

Carroll Fire
Location: 3 miles northwest of Pringle, SD and along Carroll Creek Road
Size: 2 acres
Reported at 10:50 a.m.
Contained at 5:35 p.m.
Cause: Under Investigation
Local, State, and Federal resources responded.

MM 133 Fire
Location: Mile Marker 133 along Interstate 90, east of Wall, SD
Size: .3 acres
Contained at 4:40 p.m.
Cause: Equipment
Local and Federal resources responded.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

September 12, 2018

September 12, 2018 - Updated @ 1:40 p.m.

Thunderhead Fire
Location: West of Rapid City, SD and .25 miles west of Hisega Road
Size: .1 acre
Reported at 10:19 a.m.
Cause: Undetermined
Local, State, and Federal resources are responding.
Contained at 12:45 p.m.

Lookout Fire
Location: 1 mile east of Spearfish, SD near Lookout Tower Road
Size: .3 acre in grass and timber litter
Reported at 5:38 a.m.
Contained & Controlled around 8:30 a.m.
Cause: Human
Local and federal resources responded. No values were at risk.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

September 9, 2018 - Fire Update

Teepee Fire
  • 1 1/2 mile from TeePee Work Center, 16 miles SSW of Custer, SD
  • 0.1 acre
  • Federal resources responded
  • Controlled at 10:20 a.m.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

September 5, 2018

Campground (9:00 am)
  • Located in the Hot Springs KOA Campground
  • .10 acre
  • Local resources responded
  • Contained and controlled at 9:00 am