Firefighters quickly tackle wildfire north of Rapid City overnight
Forward progress of the wildfire has been stopped on Marvel Mountain despite 50-60 MPH wind gusts and adverse terrain
- At 1:39 AM, the alarm was sounded for a fire near the 7000 block of Marvel Mountain Ridge Road.
- During this time, 50-60 MPH winds were pushing into the Black Hills from the Northwest.
- A 68 MPH wind gust was reported at Rapid City Regional Airport at 2:53 AM Sunday morning.
- Fire officials say the firefighters had to work hard to tackle the fire. Marvel Mountain Ridge Road sits next to steep terrain.
- Forward progress as of 7:46 AM has been stopped at around 2 acres.
- Updates will be provided as they become available. No official word on the cause of the fire at this time.
- Rapid City and portions of the Black Hills Region are under a wind advisory until 6 PM this evening, gusts up to 50 MPH from the Northwest will be possible.