More photos from the Dudley Fire

Dudley Fire Buffalo Gap SD

(UPDATED at 1:20 p.m. MST March 4, 2016 with four more photos.)

Dudley Fire Buffalo Gap SD

Here are more photos from the Dudley Fire yesterday in Buffalo Gap, South Dakota taken by Bill Gabbert.

Dudley Fire Buffalo Gap SD

Two large cottonwood trees had fire established in the upper reaches of the branches and were threatening to fall.

Dudley Fire Buffalo Gap SD

xDudley Fire Buffalo Gap SD

Dudley Fire Buffalo Gap SD

This mobile home was seriously damaged and the asthmatic older woman who lived there may not be able to occupy it again. Rod Converse left this information in a comment on the original thread about the fire:

Please consider joining us in helping Millie Sanford get back on her feet after this fire. Milie is a caring and benevolent lady that has spent her life helping others in need. She did not have insurance, has no place to live and has little resources. If you feel led to help, her address is below.

Thank you.

PO Box 14, Buffalo Gap, SD 57722

Dudley Fire Buffalo Gap SD

The glass windows in the photo above softened and warped but remained in place. The cloudy areas on the panes are bowed out like a wave in the ocean.

Dudley Fire Buffalo Gap SD

You can watch the tall tree nearest the camera being cut down in the live video we broadcast from Periscope. It will go away after 24 hours, so you’ll need to watch it before 10 a.m. MST on Saturday March 5, 2016. More about our experiment with Periscope here.

More information:
Our original article about the Dudley Fire.
Links to and information about the live video we streamed from the Dudley Fire.

Author: Bill Gabbert

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