Red Canyon Fire – Custer County South Dakota – Update

Updated at 8:10pm MST

Red Canyon Fire

  • Size: Estimated at 15 – 12 acres
  • Location: Custer County, approximately 6 miles west of Argyle
  • Resources: SDS Engines, BHNF Engines, four crews, helicopter, two heavy air tankers, and a SEAT
  • Cause: Lightning

Posted: 09 Jul 2016 01:04 PM PDT (source) Great Plains Fire Information

Red Canyon Fire

  • Size: Estimated at 3-5 acres
  • Location: Custer County, 6 miles west of Argyle
  • Resources: SDS Engines, BHNF Engines, two crews, helicopter and tanker
  • Cause: Unknown, Fire Investigator ordered
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By Herb Ryan

Arrived at the fire incident off Pleasant Valley Rd in Custer County around 1:45 PM. The fire was spread out on the back side of a heavily forested ridge on private property at the intersection of Farmer and 20 mile Road. Early on structures were threatened. The owners of the property Jack and Ann Parsells were concerned about two barns and outbuildings on their property and a neighbor’s house that was under construction next to their property. As of 3:30 PM, no buildings had been damaged. The unofficial estimate at that time was 10-15 acres. Multiple units from  SD Wildland Fire, Custer Volunteer Fire Dept, Pringle VFD, Edgemont VFD, Hot Springs VFD and the Custer County Sheriff’s Office.

All shots were taken on the backside of a ridge, updates at 10:00 PM tonight.

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Red Canyon Fire , in Custer County,SD July 9, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Custer VFD Engine 2 arriving at the Red Canyon Fire in Custer County,SD July 9, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Fire Units discuss logistics  at the Red Canyon Fire in Custer County, SD July 9, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

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A Cat arrives to cut fire lines  at the Red Canyon Fire in Custer County, SD July 9, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Flying through the heavy smoke at the Red Canyon Fire in Custer County, SD July 9, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Notice the face at the bottom of the column. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Dropping fire retardant at the Red Canyon Fire in Custer County, SD July 9, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Ready to drop fire retardant on the back side of a ridge at the Red Canyon Fire in Custer County, SD July 9, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

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