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SOUTH DAKOTA LARGE FIRES JUNE 9 – JULY 9

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Fire Restrictions: Campfires Prohibited Throughout the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District

Great Plains Fire Information

Fire Information (605) 923-8868
Email: greatplainsfireinfo@gmail.com

Date: July 11th, 2012
Time: 4:00 p.m.

Red Flag Warning in Effect

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for areas of eastern Wyoming and the Black Hills. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly.

A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures will create explosive fire growth potential.

The primary threat will be for hot and dry conditions with a chance of dry lightning, thunderstorms, and gusty winds.

The public is reminded that fire restrictions remain in effect for the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District, which encompasses the following counties: Meade, Pennington, Custer, and Fall River.

No campfires are allowed in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District. This includes all Federal, State, Local and private campgrounds.

The definition of campfires includes: Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal grill, coal, wood burning stove or sheepherder’s stove.
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Fire crews are already responding to smoke reports throughout the area. One fire that has resources on scene is the Plummber Fire.

Plummber Fire

Located approximately 9 miles NE of Newcastle, Wyoming on private land.

1.5 acres in size

100% containment

Cause is lightning

Resources responding include personnel from the Black Hills National Forest, Weston County and Weston County VFD. Engines, water tenders and dozers were able to get a containment line around the fire. The Black Hills National Forest helicopter also assisted.

One structure is located approximately ¼ mile away and is not threatened at this time.

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