Crow Peak Fire

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Crow Peak Fire

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INCIDENT UPDATED 7/27/2016

Approximate Location

44.477 latitude, -103.973 longitude

Incident Overview

The Crow Peak fire is 100% controlled and the temporary closure order for Crow Peak area, including the Crow Peak hiking trail, has been lifted.

Crews have been hard at work repairing the area and trail to open it for public use.

The fire was ignited on the northwest sub-peak by lightning and actively backed down all aspects and flanks of the ridge line on Crow Peak.

The fire burned hotter in some areas leaving behind a mosaic landscape of red/dead and green/live trees and vegetation.

There are three phases of wildland fire recovery which include fire suppression repair, emergency stabilization-burned area emergency response (BAER) and long term recovery and restoration.

The Forest Service is in the long term recovery and restoration phase and personnel will continue to monitor the mountain and assess current and future needs.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginFriday June 24th, 2016 approx. 06:15 PM
LocationApprox. 4 miles west of Spearfish, SD and 2 miles south of I-90.
Incident CommanderChip Harris

Current Situation

Size2,733 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Fuel types are predominantly ponderosa pine with pockets of heavy dead and down. Isolated stands of pine beetle mortality exist throughout the area.

Significant Events

Unburned fuel pockets.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Local crews will continue to monitor the fire.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Weather has been abnormally dry and warm this spring and summer. Fuels are very dry and receptive as a result. ERC's are above the 90th percentile at the Bearlodge and Nemo RAWS.

Unit Information

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Black Hills National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
South Dakota
Custer, SD 57730
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