Fires crews respond to and maintain fires in the Black Hills
BLACK HILLS, S.D. — Fire crews in the Black Hills remained busy with existing fires and new ones that sprang up on Saturday.
As of 10:30 a.m., 23 firefighters are working on mopping up the Lost Cabin Fire that started Thursday evening, and the fire was reported to be 50% contained Friday evening. GPS mapping shows the burn area at 6.5 acres with no additional growth overnight.
Crews remain on scene Saturday, and Lost Cabin Trail #2 remains closed.
At 10:42 a.m., the 650 Fire was reported off Forest Service Road 650 south of Rapid City and 10 miles off Highway 16, across from the Cosmos turnoff.
This fire is approximately two acres in size. However, as of 2:00 p.m., firefighters have made a line around the fire and it is 50% contained.
The cause of the 650 Fire is unknown.
Elsewhere, the Rolling Hills Fire was reported at 12:50 p.m. at Rolling Hills and Nemo Road in Pennington County. The fire is five acres in size with forward progress being halted by crews.
The cause of the Rolling Hills Fire also remains unknown at this time.
NewsCenter1 will provide updates on these fires when they become available.