South Dakota

Crow Peak Fire Update – July 3, 2016 – 9:00 AM

Crow Peak Fire Update

Warmer temperatures, lower relative humidity, and a chance of afternoon thunderstorms are forecasted today. Mop up will continue on the southwest and southern perimeters and north along Higgins Gulch Road. A total of 312.6 flight hours flown during which 526,000 gallons of water and 124,500 gallons of retardant were dropped. Across the 11-mile perimeter of the Crow Peak Fire, six miles of fire hose was plumed. Fifty-one firefighters were treated for poison ivy. A total of 32,000 person hours’ worked and 8530 meals served. The Crow Peak Fire has burned a total of 2733 acres and is 50% contained. No structures have been lost.

At 0600 on July 4, 2016 the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team (IMT) Black will transfer command of the Crow Peak Fire to a local Type 3 IMT. Team Black would like to thank our cooperators and community of Spearfish for their support and partnership during the Crow Peak Fire.

Updated Closures: As of 10:30 on July 2, 2016 Higgins Gulch Road from Crow Peak Game Production Area south to intersection with FSR 639.1, Crow Peak Bench Road, and Crow Creek Roads remained closed. The Black Hills National Forest has issued a temporary closure order for the Crow Peak area for public safety.

Evacuations: All evacuations have been lifted.  

Special Note: Crow Peak Fire Updates will be published once a day. Any significant changes will be posted on Inciweb.


Fire Statistics:

Start Date: June 24, 2016

Size: 2733 acres based on IR flight

Containment: 50%

Location: 4 miles west of Spearfish, SD and 2 miles south of I-90

Cause: Lightning

Total Personnel: 407

Resources Include:  6 Type 1 Handcrews, 7 Type 2 IA Crews, 32 engines, 2 dozers, 1 water tender, 3 helicopters, and support staff              

Categories: South Dakota, Spearfish

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