White Horse Fire Pennington County, SD

Around 11:00 am Monday morning, July 18, 2016, Federal, State and Local resources responded to a report of a smoke column 4 miles east of Crazy Horse Memorial located between Custer and Hill City South Dakota.The cause of the 1/2 acre fire is unknown.

The current drought conditions require the response that was shown today. AirTack and ground crews working together quickly to minimize the spread of fire. A Cat dozer was brought in around 11:45 am to establish fire lines.

 

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White Horse Fire on White Horse Road in Pennington, County SD Monday July 18, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press.

 

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Staging area at the White Horse Fire on White Horse Road in Pennington, County SD, Monday July 18, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press.

 

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Bell water drop at the White Horse Fire on White Horse Road in Pennington, County SD, Monday July 18, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press.

 

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A “Sky Crane” makes a muddy water drop at the White Horse Fire on White Horse Road in Pennington, County SD, Monday July 18, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press.

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