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Thursday Wildfires

Thursday Wildfires

Great Plains Fire reports handful of small fires Thursday


Gary Matthews - July 2, 2020

RAPID CITY, S.D. - Great Plains Fire Dispatch reported a handful of fires Thursday -- two of which were started by lightning.

One of those fires was reported east of Keystone. The Courtyard Fire was reported just before 4:00 p.m. 2 miles east of Keystone. It burned about four-tenths of an acre before being contained a couple of hours later.

Another lightning sparked fire around a tenth of an acre near Rockerville.

Here's a rundown on fires reported Thursday:

Courtyard Fire
Reported: 3:56 p.m. July 2, 2020
Location: Pennington County, 2 miles East of Keystone, SD
Size: .4 acres
Resources: Federal & Local
Cause: Lightning
Status: Contained at 6:10 p.m. July 2, 2020

 
Reder Ranch Fire
Reported: 3:40 p.m. July 2, 2020
Location: Pennington County, 1/2 mile Northwest of Rockerville, SD
Size: .1 acre
Resources: State, Federal & Local
Cause: Lightning

Status: Contained at 6:30 p.m. July 2, 2020

Billy Goat Fire
Reported: 2:30 p.m. July 2, 2020
Location: Stanley County, 4 Miles Northwest of Pierre, SD
Size: 4.05 acres
Resources: Federal & Local
Cause: Unknown
Status: Contained at 5:30 p.m. July 2, 2020


Gooseberry Draw Fire
Reported: 2:09 p.m. July 2, 2020
Location: Pennington County, SD   5 miles Southeast of Deerfield Lake
Size: .1 acre
Resources: Federal, State
Cause: Unknown
Status: Contained, Controlled, and Out at 3:06 p.m. July 2, 2020

Cold Brook Fire
Reported: 7:00 a.m. July 2, 2020
Location: Fall River County, SD near Cold Brook Reservoir
Size: .1 acres
Resources: State, and Local
Cause: Spontaneous Combustion
Status: Contained at 7:15 a.m. and Controlled at 7:20 a.m. on July 2, 2020



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