Black Hills Fire Report

Its mighty dry out there folks, lets be careful as we set out to enjoy a great Black Hills vacation.

Fire Crews Respond to Multiple New Lightning Ignited Fires

 Rapid City, SD – As thunderstorms rolled over the Black Hills Monday evening, lightning sparked several new wildfires.  Federal, state and local firefighters from around the Black Hills were able to quickly respond to these new fires, many are 100 percent contained.  Firefighters continue to work on the Stage Hill Fire and the River Bend Fires, both near Edgemont.

As of 11:00 am, here is a summary of the new starts.

Stage Hill Fire

Location: 13 miles east of Edgemont, SD, near west end of Angostura Reservoir

Size: 25 acres

Cause: unknown

Containment: unknown

Resources assigned: 4 engines, 2 handcrews, helicopter, local VFD resources

 

River Bend Fire

Location: 6 miles SE of Edgemont, SD

Size: 75-80 acres

Cause: unknown

Containment: 70 percent as of 6:30 am

Resources assigned: 4 engines, 1 dozer, 1 handcrew, 3 helicopters, local VFD resources

 

West Ardmore Fire

Location: 19 miles south of Edgemont, SD

Size: 0.1 acre

Cause: lightning

Containment: 100 percent

 

Dry Creek Fire

Location: 7 miles northeast of Hot Springs, SD, along Highway 79

Size: 0.33 acres on private land

Cause: lightning

Containment: 100 percent

 

Edgewood Fire

Location: 9 miles northwest of Rapid City, SD

Size: 0.1 acre

Cause: lightning

Containment: 100 percent

 

Quinn Fire

Location: 3 miles northeast of Pactola Reservoir

Size: 0.5 acres on private land

Cause: under investigation

Containment:  100 percent

 

Carr Fire

Location: 2 miles west of Elk Mountain Lookout

Size: 0.1 acre on Black Hills National Forest

Cause: lightning

Containment: 100 percent

 

Triple R Fire

Location: 2 miles south of Keystone and 2 miles east of Mount Rushmore

Size: 0.1 acre on private land

Cause: lightning

Containment: 100 percent

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