Brady Fire — southeast of Edgemont, South Dakota 

Brady Fire South Dakota

Above: Brady Fire, June 29, 2017. Photo by Bill Gabbert.

(Updated at 2:09 p.m. MDT July 1, 2017)

The updated size of the Brady Fire is 172 acres. The increase from 95 acres reported yesterday is due to more accurate mapping — the fire has not grown.

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(Updated at 12:40 p.m. MDT June 30, 2017)

The size of the Brady Fire 7 miles southeast of Edgemont, SD has been revised to 95 acres. Firefighters are estimating that about half an inch of rain fell on the fire Thursday night. In Hot Springs, 15 miles northeast of the fire, there was 0.12 inches overnight in addition to lots of lightning in the southern Black Hills.

Approximately 70 firefighters are on scene today, Friday, mopping up.

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(Updated at 9:14 p.m. MDT June 29, 2017)

The Brady Fire, discovered Thursday afternoon, has burned dozens of acres southeast of Edgemont, South Dakota. We’ll post more information as it becomes available. The fire is burning in timber and grass on fairly steep slopes on the north side of the Cheyenne River.

The Great Plains Interagency Dispatch Center reported at 5 p.m. Thursday it had burned 25 acres. The fire continued spreading slowly after that time, but received rain from a thunderstorm at 8:15 p.m.

map Brady Fire South Dakota
Map showing the location of the Brady Fire, 7 miles southeast of Edgemont, SD.
Brady Fire South Dakota
Brady Fire, June 29, 2017. Photo by Bill Gabbert.
Brady Fire South Dakota
Brady Fire, June 29, 2017. Photo by Bill Gabbert.
Brady Fire South Dakota
Brady Fire, June 29, 2017. Photo by Bill Gabbert.

 

Author: Bill Gabbert

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

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