Rankin Fire Update Wind Cave National Park

Rankin Fire Update
September 16, 2017
Current Situation: The Rankin Fire is now 100 percent contained. There has been no growth of the fire for two days, and the size remains 2,133 acres. The fire area received 0.3” of rain on Friday. The completion of burnout operations coupled with the expected weather change have reduced the fire’s threat potential.
Weather:  A much cooler air mass will push over the fire area Friday night and Saturday with scattered showers tapering off.
Closures: All trails north of and including Wind Cave Canyon Trail remain closed.
Fire Statistics:
Start Date: 09/11/2017
Location: 12 miles Southeast of Custer, SD
Cause: Lightning
Size: 2,133 acres
Containment:100%

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