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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday June 16th, 2020 approx. 01:00 PM|
|Location||6 miles north of Pine Ridge, SD|
|Incident Commander||Marjoe Janis|
|Coordinates||43.116 latitude, -102.621 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||95%|
Timber (grass and understory)
No major events during mop up and perimeter containment and strenthening.
Continue to mop up interior areas of the fire and strengthen perimeter.
Fire was returned to all local resources on June 21, 2020.