West River firefighters stop second wildland fire in two days
Ricard fire started early Tuesday morning was contained at four acres
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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