This is a human-caused fire in steep timber on the Pine Ridge Reservation driven by high winds. It was started by a firework. Aviation resources were used to contain the fire. Additional assistance was provided by Oglala Sioux Tribe, US Forest Service, Rosebud Agency, and the local Volunteer Fire Departments. There were 15 structures protected. It took almost 10 days to completely contain the fire. It was declared out on June 26, 2020, at 1000 hrs.
Date of Origin:
Tuesday June 16th, 2020 approx. 01:00 PM
6 miles north of Pine Ridge, SD
Timber (grass and understory)
No major events during mop up and perimeter containment and strenthening.
Fire was returned to all local resources on June 21, 2020.
Phone: 605-226-7621 ext. 2244
Hours: M-F 0800-1630 hrs Central Time
Fire Unit Information
Pine Ridge Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Pine Ridge, SD 57770