Sun Ridge Fire Update
Rapid City, S.D. - At just after 3 pm today, units from Doty and Rapid City Fire Departments as well as the United States Forest Service and South Dakota Wildland Fire were dispatched to a report of smoke in the area of Nemo Rd. and Wideview Ln. about 1 mile west of Rapid City.
When a unit from Rapid City Station 3 arrived in the area, they found an approximately 1 acre fire burning in grass and timber understory in the area north of Sun Ridge Rd. and Aztec Dr. Additional resources were requested.
The fire was named the Sun Ridge Fire and was burning on private land. The Sun Ridge Fire burned 1.06 acres. As of 9:00 pm MDT, the fire was declared contained and controlled. No structures were threatened. The fire is believed to have been started by lightning.
Fire resources from the United States Forest Service, South Dakota Wildland Fire, Rapid City Fire Department, Pennington County Fire Administration, Doty Fire Department, Johnson Siding Fire Department, Black Hawk Fire Department, Whispering Pines Fire Department, and North Haines Fire Department all worked to fight the fire.
The South Dakota Division of Wildland Fire Suppression will continue to monitor the fire.
No further updates to this release are anticipated at this time. Please contact Rapid City Fire Department Public Information Officer Jim Bussell at (605)-394-4180 for questions related to this release.