Wildfire in Rapid City

Rapid City fire, 1723, 3-9-2012
Rapid City fire, 1723, 3-9-2012
Rapid City fire, at 5:23, 3-9-2012. The ice skating rink in in the forground. Photo captured from Rapid City Journal webcam

Update at 5:45 p.m. March 9:

The fire is burning on Cowboy Hill, also known as “M” Hill, and is 30% contained. There are 100 firefighters assigned and it has burned approximately 125 acres. HERE is a link to a map of the general location.

Original story at 5:25 p.m. March 9:

A wildfire has been burning for several hours on the northwest side of Rapid City, South Dakota near Anamosa and I-190. The Rapid City Journal reports that some residents along the west side of Silver Street, and residents of the Tranquil Trail, Harmony Heights Lane, Morningside Drive and Silver Street have been notified to be on alert.

A National Guard Blackhawk helicopter has been dropping water taken from a water hazard at the nearby Executive Golf Course. The high today of 73 set a record for the highest temperature recorded on this date. Red Flag warnings are in effect for southwest South Dakota for Saturday.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, Bill Gabbert now writes about it from the Black Hills. Google+