Beaver Fire – Custer, South Dakota
All Images: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press
All images were taken on Beaver Creek Road between Rifle Pit Road and Flynn Creek Road September 13, 2017 between 2:30 and 4:30pm .
Fire update: The Custer County Sheriffs office is calling this the “Beaver” fire which makes sense now because I was there around 2:30 and left around 4:30pm. Search and Rescue come in just before I left the area. I came down Rifle Pit Road and at that time no roads were blocked. The smoke column’s from my view appeared to be one burn area…
The “Beaver” fire is located in the area of Beaver Creek Road and Flynn Creek, the fire appears to be traveling in a NW direction. This is a separate fire from the one in Wind Cave National Park. Several fire agencies are on scene, including aircraft support. We do not know the approximate size of the fire yet; structures have been threatened during this fire. The Custer County Sheriff’s Office and Custer County Search and Rescue are currently blocking many of the roadways and we ask that people avoid this area. If you live in this area please be aware of your surroundings as fire conditions can change rapidly and evacuations are possible.