Legion Lake Fire Update December 11, 2017 – 3:45pm

Posted 11 December, 2017 – 3:45pm

CUSTER STATE PARK – The Legion Lake Fire, which began early Monday morning by Wilson’s Corner, has now risen to
2,500 acres burned. The fire is being transitioned to Rocky Mountain Team Blue type two. The fire remains zero percent
contained. Custer State Park will remain closed through Tuesday, Dec. 12.

The fire began roughly around 7:30 a.m. and the origin of the fire remains under investigation. It moved south and east
along Centennial Trail toward the Star Academy East Campus and Badger Hole. The head of the fire has crossed Heddy
Draw and lies on both sides of Barnes Canyon Road.

Heavy air tankers, helicopters, additional hand crews and various overhead have been ordered. There are currently 200
firefighters on scene.

The State Game Lodge, Blue Bell Lodge area and other facilities in the park are currently being threatened. One out
building has been lost.

Objectives created by South Dakota Wildland Fire are to keep the fire East of Highway 87, South of Highway 16A, West
of the Wildlife Loop Road and North of Custer State Park Road 4 and 5 to Ridge Road.

Posted: 11 Dec 2017 02:17 PM PST

Legion Lake Fire

  • Location: Near Legion Lake Lodge, Custer State Park
  • Size: 2,500 Acres
  • Resources: State and Federal
  • Cause: Human
  • Road Closures: Near Devil’s Triangle, including portions of Highways 16A and 87
  • Type 2 Incident Management Team Ordered
  • Location: 6 Miles North Custer, SD
  • Size: 12.5 Acres
  • Resources: State and Federal
  • Cause: Human

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