Scenic VFD contains Saturday wildfire to 25 acres

Scenic Fire 1

photo courtesy: Scenic Volunteer Fire Department

SCENIC, S.D. — The Scenic Volunteer Fire Department was hampered by drought-stressed vegetation, 90 degree temperatures, and low relative humidity while fighting a fire along East Highway 44 on Saturday.

Scenic VFD was able to contain the blaze to 25 acres, preventing it from further destroying valuable pasture and ranching equipment.

“Everyone using, recreating and traveling in our grasslands needs to be on guard and make an effort to not create any source of ignition” said Charles Maude, Chief of Scenic VFD. “Fortunately, we where able to scramble 10 fire apparatus on this fire. The community really pulled together and stopped this from becoming worse, I really appreciate the teamwork demonstrated today and the on-going support, we could not do this without it”

Agencies responding with Scenic VFD included Pennington County 911, Folsom Volunteer Fire Department, Bowen Farms, local ranchers, and neighbors.
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