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Wilson Road Fire

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Pine Ridge Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
South Dakota
Pine Ridge, SD 57770

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Wilson Fire on June 17 morningImage options: [ Full Size ]

This is a human-caused fire in steep timber on the Pine Ridge Reservation driven by high winds.  It was started by a firework.  Aviation resources were used to contain the fire.  Additional assistance was provided by Oglala Sioux Tribe, US Forest Service, Rosebud Agency, and the local Volunteer Fire Departments.  There were 15 structures protected.  It took almost 10 days to completely contain the fire.  It was declared out on June 26, 2020, at 1000 hrs.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday June 16th, 2020 approx. 01:00 PM
Location6 miles north of Pine Ridge, SD
Incident CommanderMarjoe Janis
Coordinates43.116 latitude, -102.621 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel71
Size1,577 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber (grass and understory)

Significant Events

No major events during mop up and perimeter containment and strenthening.



Fire was returned to all local resources on June 21, 2020.

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