200 acre wheat field fire near New Underwood

7 15 2020 Red Top Rd New Underwood

NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. — The New Underwood Fire District responded to a report of a wildland fire on Red Top Rd, Wall Volunteer Fire Department Unincorporated Meade County South Dakota.

Upon arrival Firefighters observed a wind driven fire burning in cured wheat stubble and requested additional help from Pennington and Meade County Fire Departments.


The fire threatened electrical power infrastructure, and caused damage to ranching assets.

Firefighters controlled the fire to approximately 200 acres.

No injuries to Firefighters, Civilians or domestic animals were reported.

7 15 2020 Red Top Rd New Underwood 2

Agencies that responded include: Pennington County 911, Meade County Dispatch, New Underwood Fire District, Herford Volunteer Fire Department, Elm Springs Volunteer Fire Department Rapid Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Box Elder Volunteer Fire Department, Wall Volunteer Fire Department, Wasta Volunteer Fire Department, Ellsworth Airforce Base Fire Department, Meade County Emergency Management, North Haines Volunteer Fire Department, local ranchers and neighbors.

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