Skateboard Fire burning near Deadwood - KOTA Territory News

Fire officials mop up Skateboard Fire burning near Deadwood

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Very high winds in the northern hills Monday caused a tree to fall on a powerline causing a small fire near the Deadwood skateboard park. Crews established a fire line around the fire.
The fire is in extremely rough terrain and is not threatening additional land at this time.
No structures are affected. The fire was reportedly about 70 percent mopped up as of Monday night. Crews will return to the scene Tuesday morning.

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The Skateboard Fire is currently burning near Deadwood, reported around 2:00 PM this afternoon. Size is at one acre with multiple agencies responding at the federal, state, and local levels.

Jenny Lawver with South Dakota Wildland Fire says the fire is in steep rugged terrain, with crews hiking in.

She says the cause is under investigation, but extremely high winds are blowing through the area.

Lawver says no containment is being announced as of yet, but says the fire is not expected to grow much further.

Photo credit: Ken Bury via Facebook.

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