The fire was turned back over to local and state authorities on Wed. Sept 5, 2013. Containment is at 100 percent. The fire was burning in northern Sheridan County, Nebraska and Shannon County, South Dakota in rugged ponderosa pine country. Crews from the volunteer fire departments listed below have done a tremendous job in helping to contain this fire under difficult circumstances. In addition 34 members of the Nebraska Army National Guard's Chadron-based 1057 light/medium truck company worked on the fire. As of Monday, Sept. 3 at 11:00 a.m. the fire acreage is estimated at 77,159 acres with 48,681 acres in Nebraska and 28,478 acres in South Dakota. The fire spread into South Dakota and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation where 2 homes were destroyed.
A big thanks to all the Volunteer Fire Departments who worked on this fire.
Nebraska Volunteer Fire Departments: 39 departments have responded to the fire in Nebraska.They are Ainsworth, Ansley, Atkinson, Axtell, Bassett, Bayard, Burwell, Casper, Cody Rural Fire, Curtis, Dalton, Edison, Elm Creek, Gordon, Hay Springs, Heart of the Hills, Hyannis, Keya Paha Co. RF, Kilgore, Maxwell, Merriman, Minatare, Minden, Morrill, North Platte, O'Neill, Oxford, Paxton , Red Willow Western, Rushville, Sargent, Sidney, Stuart, Thedford, Valentine, Wallace, Willsonville and Woodlake.
South Dakota Volunteer Fire Departments: Kyle, Green Valley, Interior, Martin, Batesland, Tuthill and Olerichs.
|Date of Origin||Wednesday August 29th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||10 miles north of Hay Springs, NE|
Timber and grass
The fire was turned over to the State of Nebraska Wed. September 5, 2012
Volunteer Fire Departments from 2 states under mutual aid have worked hard on this fire.
mob-up and patrol now occuring.
48,681 acres in Nebraska and 28,478 acres in South Dakota. Mop up and patrol over the entire perimter.