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West River firefighters stop second wildland fire in two days

Ricard fire started early Tuesday morning was contained at four acres
Crews from several departments across two counties were able to keep the Ricard CA fire to just...
Crews from several departments across two counties were able to keep the Ricard CA fire to just eight acres.(KOTA)
Published: Feb. 8, 2022 at 10:34 AM CST
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - For the second day in a row, firefighters hustle to knock down a wildfire … this time in Meade County.

Crews from several volunteer departments are on an four-acre wildland fire in the 2100 block of Ricard Road, about five miles east of Interstate 90 mile marker 46. It was originally estimated at eight acres.

According to a social media post from Pennington County Fire Service, the fire was in a dead and downed cotton wood shelter belt. Firefighters are protecting nearby homes and infrastructure.

Departments responding come from Pennington and Meade counties.

The fire is reportedly human-caused.

Monday, firefighters stopped the Log Porch fire near Johnson Siding at about five acres. That fire is also human-caused; however, the specifics are still unknown.

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