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(SD)-Lighting Triggers Multiple Fires Around The Region

By: John Axtell Posted at: 07/03/2017 04:31 PM
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Lightning-caused wildfires continue to keep firefighters in the Black HIlls busy, with 5 more reported plus one in the Sandhills.

       The Great Plains Fire Information Center in Rapid City says largest remains the Brady Fire, which began Friday about 8 miles north-northeast of Edgemont. In the latest update this morning, it was listed at 95% but hadn't grown since Saturday, remaining at 172-acres.

      Approximately 25 personnel remain on scene, smoke will be visible as mop up continues, and fire will be monitored throughout the coming days.

     There were 4 other fires in Fall River County and all are contained or controlled. The biggest are the 18.6-acre Provo fire about 6 miles southwest of Edgemont and the17.9-acre Camp Creek Fire in the Buffalo Gap National Grasslands about 12 miles west of Ardmore.

      The other two were small. The Skinny Fire 10 miles west of Ardmore was a half-acre and the Five Pole Fire west of Hot Springs near the VA was a tenth of an acre.

      There were two lightning fires about 10 miles north of Newcastle, Wyo, and both were a tenth of an acre...the Pisgah Fire and the Salt Creek Fire. The Salt Creek had not been contained as of mid-afternoon.

       The Freeland Fire 7 miles southeast of Elk Mountain was contained at a tenth of an acre and the 4-acre Painter Fire in Custer County was 100% contained at 4 acres

      In the Sandhills, the Tower Fire  2 miles south of Scott Lookout Tower in the Bessey Ranger District near Halsey was at 2-acres with no containment at 3:00 today.

       There was a tenth of an acre fire controlled on Friday south of Chadron at the Pine Ridge Job Corps Center


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