Tag Archives: South Dakota

Wildfire Training in the Black Hills

Training at the Black Hills Interagency Fire School     SDPB – A week-long school for firefighter trainees is held annually at the Box Elder Job Corps Center near Nemo, South Dakota. The curriculum is a combination of classroom and ...

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True North Gear® AMABILIS® Duffel, 25L

The world’s toughest duffel     Seattle, WA (April 2018) – True North Gear® to release the AMABILIS® duffel, the result of a unique partnership between True North® and AMABILIS®, a designer-manufacturer of outdoor gear with a reputation for design ...

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Major Wildfire Potential Average in South Dakota

Large potential over western part of state     RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A fire official says the potential for large wildfires in South Dakota ranges from average to below average across the state. State Fire Meteorologist Darren Clabo ...

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Bear Mountain and Black Hat Handcrew, 2017

A look back at the 2017 wildfire season     SD Wildland Fire – The Bear Mountain and Black Hat Handcrews are considered Type 2 Initial Attack handcrews and are comprised of 22 firefighters each. The primary function of the ...

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Burn Pile Caused South Dakota Fire

Private fire had spread into Bear Butte State Park   STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A fire that burned 150 acres (61 hectares) on the north side of Bear Butte State Park over the weekend was caused by a debris burn ...

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Crews Contain South Dakota Fire

Bear Butte State Park grass fire burned at least 150 acres   STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — Crews have contained a grass fire on the north side of Bear Butte State Park in southwestern South Dakota. The fire was fully contained ...

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South Dakota State Park Reopens After Wildfire

Trails still closed at Custer State Park     CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — Custer State Park has reopened a week after a wildfire closed the popular South Dakota tourism attraction. Park officials say the two main roads in and out ...

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South Dakota to Hold Bison Roundup after Wildfire

Roundup will assess the herd of roughly 860 bison     By JAMES NORD, Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota state park known for annual buffalo roundups drawing thousands of spectators will perform an unscheduled one ...

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Evacuation Lifted for South Dakota Towns Near Wildfire

The fire is 10 percent contained     By JAMES NORD, Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Lucia Roda stood in her backyard early Wednesday morning, watching flames shoot up in the dark for each tree a spreading western ...

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South Dakota Wildfire Threatens Communities

Wildfire has grown from 6 to 55 square miles     CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — A wildfire in a popular South Dakota state park grew rapidly overnight, pushing beyond the park’s borders and threatening nearby communities, officials said Wednesday. The ...

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