South Dakota: East Argyle Fire burns 107 acres

East Argyle FireVery strong winds pushed the East Argyle Fire across 107 acres of private land in the Black Hills of South Dakota on Monday. At one weather station in the area a wind gust of 55 mph was measured, challenging firefighters from state, federal, and local fire departments. The fire, which is south of Pringle, SD (map) was reported at 1:34 p.m. on Monday. Thanks to decreasing winds and temperatures reaching down to about 12° during the night, it was contained by mid-morning on Tuesday.

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These photos were taken by Bill Gabbert at approximately 4 p.m. MT, March 5, 2013.

East Argyle Fire

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.