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A wildland fire threatens a structure near Rockerville Sunday.
courtesy of Rockerville Volunteer Fire Dept.
A wildland fire threatens a structure near Rockerville Sunday.

Fire crews join Rockerville in knocking down Sunday wildland fire threatening structure


News Staff - July 5, 2020

ROCKERVILLE, S.D. - The Rockerville Volunteer Fire Department reports a wildfire Sunday threatened a structure.

According to a Facebook post from the department, crews were paged to a wildland fire threatening a structure on Strato Rim Road just after 2:00 p.m.

Due to the fire danger, Rockerville requested a second alarm.

Crews from the U.S. Forest Service arrived and helped Rockerville get a quick knock down on the fire and save the structure.

Units on scene in addition to the Rockerville Volunteer Fire Department included USFS, State Wildland Fire, Whispering Pines, VFD, and Pennington County Sheriff.

The Rockerville Department stated "Thanks to all our mutual aid resources who responded. We know most of you were up all night on other fires as well."

There was no word on cause of the fire.

Here are other fires reported Sunday by Great Plains Fire Dispatch:

Pete 2 Fire
Reported: 11:24 a.m. July 5, 2020
Location: Near McMeekin Reservoir, North of Crawford, NE and Southeast of Ardmore, SD
Size: 8.8 acres
Resources: Federal and Local
Cause: Unknown
Status: Contained & Controlled at 1230 July 5, 2020

Bismarck Fire
Reported: 10:48 a.m. July 5, 2020
Location: Custer County, SD about 2 miles North of Bismarck Lake
Size: .1 acre
Resources: Federal and State
Cause: Unknown
Status: Contained at 1:38 p.m. July 5, 2020

Lyman Fire
Reported: 9:49 a.m. July 5, 2020
Location: Custer County, Approx. 15 miles Southeast of Custer, SD and 6 miles South of Jewel Cave
Size: .1 acre
Resources: State, Federal and Local
Cause: Lightning
Status: Contained at 12:40 p.m. July 5, 2020

Freeland Fire
Reported: 8:19 a.m. July 5, 2020
Location: Custer County, 11 miles Northwest of Pringle, SD
Size: 1.5 acres
Resources: Federal and Local
Cause: Unknown
Status: Resources Responding

Rock Fire
Reported: 12:34 a.m. July 5, 2020
Location: Dawes County, 6.3 miles Northwest of Crawford, NE
Size: .1 acre
Resources: Federal and Local
Cause: Lightning
Status: Contained, Controlled, and Out at 1:30 a.m. July 5, 2020

Liberty Fire
Reported: 8:19 p.m. on July 4, 2020
Location: Dawes County, NE on the Southeast corner of Soldier Creek Wilderness
Size: .1 acre
Resources: Federal
Cause: Lightning
Status: Contained at 9:20 p.m. July 4, 2020

Ruby Fire
Reported: 8:02 p.m. on July 4, 2020
Location: Pennington County, 4 miles East of Hill City, SD
Size: .1 acre
Resources: Federal
Cause: Lightning
Status: Contained at 10:17 p.m. July 4, 2020 and Controlled at 9:15 a.m. July 5, 2020

Fort Fire
Reported: 7:16 p.m. on July 4, 2020
Location: Fort Pierre, SD
Size: .1 acre
Resources: Federal and Local
Cause: Fireworks
Status: Contained & Controlled at 7:25 p.m. July 4, 2020

Water Fire
Reported: 2:26 p.m. July 4, 2020
Location: Fall River County, SD on West side of Angostura Reservoir
Size: .5 acre
Resources: Federal, State, and Local
Cause: Fireworks
Status: Contained at 3:25 p.m. and Controlled at 4:22 p.m. July 4, 2020

Pete Fire
Reported: 2:17 p.m. on July 4, 2020
Location: 19 miles North of Crawford, NE
Size: 3 acres
Resources: Federal, State, and Local
Cause: Equipment Use
Status: Contained & Controlled at 3:30 p.m. July 4, 2020 and Out at 8:30 a.m. July 5, 2020



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