April 17, 2021

SOUTH DAKOTAS WEATHER IS ALWAYS ON OUR RADAR

Schroeder Road Fire

WEST-CENTRAL, SOUTH DAKOTA - Strong winds and dry conditions have started a fire near Rapid City in west-central, South Dakota.  The Doty Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a wildland fire. Fire crews arrived to the scene and and found the fire was growing fast due to extreme fire weather conditions.
The agency then called for additional assistance with the fire.
Photo Credit:  Pennington County Fire Service and Johnson Siding Volunteer Fire Department
Photo Credit: Pennington County Fire Service and Johnson Siding Volunteer Fire Department

Firefighting activities and additional agencies expanded throughout Monday as additional resources arrived on the fire scene.

Photo Credit:  Pennington County Fire Service and Johnson Siding Volunteer Fire Department
Photo Credit: Pennington County Fire Service and Johnson Siding Volunteer Fire Department
Photo Credit:  Pennington County Fire Service and Johnson Siding Volunteer Fire Department
Photo Credit: Pennington County Fire Service and Johnson Siding Volunteer Fire Department

South Dakota's Governor Kristi Noem and Congressman Dusty Johnson visited the fire yesterday and committed resources from the state to help battle the fire.

Agencies Responding:

Black Hawk Volunteer Fire Department
Black Hawk Volunteer Fire Department - Fire Corps
Black Hills Energy
Box Elder Volunteer Fire Department
Deadwood Volunteer Fire Department
Doty Volunteer Fire Department
Ellsworth AFB Fire Department
Johnson Siding Volunteer Fire Department
Montana Dakota Utilities
New Underwood Volunteer Fire Department
North Haines Volunteer Fire Department
Oglala Sioux Tribe Emergency Management
Pennington County 911
Pennington County Emergency Management
Pennington County Fire Service
Pennington County Sheriff's Office
Piedmont Fire & Ambulance Service
Rapid City Fire Department
Rapid City Police Department
Rapid Valley Volunteer Fire Department
Red Cross
Rochford Volunteer Fire Department
Rockerville Volunteer Fire Department
Silver City Volunteer Fire Department,
South Dakota Fire Marshal's Office
South Dakota Highway Patrol
South Dakota National Guard
South Dakota Wildland Fire
U.S. Forest Service
Wall Volunteer Fire Department
Whispering Pines Volunteer Fire Department

Photo Credit:  Pennington County Fire Service and Johnson Siding Volunteer Fire Department
Photo Credit: Pennington County Fire Service and Johnson Siding Volunteer Fire Department