Lightning Sparks Wildfire in Custer State Park

The Grace Creek Fire is being worked on by local, state and federal resources and is located close to Center Lake

CUSTER, S.D.- A Wildfire 2 miles east of Center Lake in Custer State Park was reported Saturday at 12:58 PM.

The size right now is estimated to be 8 acres, with lightning thought to be the cause of the fire.

Center Lake

Helicopter picks up water from Center Lake

Resources including single-engine air tankers, an air attack plane and a type three helicopter have all been sent to the scene.

Entities from local, state and federal levels are working together to contain the fire.

Grace Creek Fire

Vantage point of fire from Center Lake

No evacuations have been noted, will we update with any further information as it becomes available.

Isolated thunderstorms, along with temperatures in the 80s are expected for the area through the holiday weekend.

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