(UPDATED at 6:15 p.m. MST March 4, 2017)
At 5:47 MST March 4 Jim Strain of South Dakota Fire said the Wolf Fire east of Wall was just about wrapped up and the estimated size was 5,000 acres.
— Jim Strain (@jim_strain) March 5, 2017
(Originally published at 4:56 p.m. MST March 4, 2017)
The Wolf Fire has burned thousands of acres in South Dakota between Wall and Quinn. At 3:10 p.m. Great Plains Fire Information reported it had burned about 7,000 acres. The city of Quinn east of the fire was threatened at that time.
A weather station at Wall Saturday afternoon has been recording sustained winds out of the southwest at 30 mph gusting to around 40. At 4:35 p.m. it was 68 degrees with a relative humidity of 19 percent …. tough conditions for firefighters to be successful.
There is another fire 35 miles south of the Wolf fire, 3 miles northeast of Kyle, and a couple of fires in the Black Hills south of Keystone.