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
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Fire is located approximately 2 1/2 miles North of Rapid City

  • 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.
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Firefighters overlook wildfire on Marvel Mountain. Rapid City can be seen in the distance. Photo Courtesy of Pennington County Fire

 

 

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