The “Red Dale” fire west of Steven’s High School quickly contained

Just after 5:30 p.m., smoke began pouring out of the tree line about half a mile west of Steven's High School. Fire crews made quick work of the incident.
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Trees are “torching” as they are consumed by the Red Dale Fire, sending flames up into the sky amidst the smoke

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Sometime after 5:30 p.m., a wildfire quickly grew just west of South 44th Street in the Camp Rapid training grounds.

The Red Dale Fire was marked as contained just after 6:30 p.m. Friday evening, estimated at around two acres according to the Pennington County Fire Department. Local crews will stay on scene to clean up any hot spots.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but it is believed to be human caused.

Red Dale Fire - Courtesy Pennington county fire

Red Dale Fire – Courtesy Pennington county fire

Red Dale Fire - Courtesy Pennington county fire

Red Dale Fire – Courtesy Pennington County Fire

 

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