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(S.D.)-Great Plains Fire Information Updates As Of 10 AM

By: Chris Fankhauser Posted at: 07/24/2012 11:17 AM

Rapid City, SDFederal, state, and local VFD firefighters have nearly contained the Mossagate Fire and have released resources to other fires.
Mossagate Fire
It was a quiet night at the Mossagate Fire, according to Incident Commander Brian Daunt, we have completed mop-up and continue to patrol the perimeter." Daunt anticipates full containment later today.
Location: Ten miles northwest of Edgemont, SD    
Size: 4,314 acres
Cause: Lightning
Containment: 70%
Resources: 23 fire personnel, which includes 7 engines
During the night federal, state, and local volunteer fire departments responded to 3 additional fire starts.
West Crow Dam Fire
Location: Nine miles south of Edgemont, SD
Size: 0.25 acre
Cause: Lightning
Containment: 100%
Placerville Fire
Location: One mile north of Pactola Reservoir in the Mystic Ranger District
Size: 0.1 acre
Cause: Lightning
Containment: Unknown
Powell Creek Fire
Location: Seven miles west of Pierre, SD
Size: 7 acres
Cause: Unknown under investigation
 Containment: 100%
The Rattle Snake Fire is 100 percent contained.


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