“Turkey Day” fire reported near Rockyford, South Dakota


Smoke from the fire visible on the Rapid City weather radar.

ROCKYFORD, S.D. – A fire was reported just southwest of Rockyford School on the Pine Ridge Reservation Wednesday afternoon.

  • The fire is just west of BIA 33 near Rockyford, SD in Oglala Lakota County, about ten miles northeast of Oglala.
  • The fire is considered a Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) incident.
  • Dry, windy conditions out of the northwest have led to favorable conditions for the rapid spread of potential grass fires and wildfires.
  • It is not yet known how large the fire is.

We will provide updates as they become available