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


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.