Crow Peak Fire Update 9
Incident: Crow Peak Fire Wildfire
Time: 6:45 PM
Spearfish, SD- Mop up operations are well under way on the north and south sides of the fire while crews continue to strengthen the control lines on the east side.
Mop up involves fire fighters patrolling the control lines and watching for smokes that need to be extinguished. Each day they will work further into the interior of the fire putting out stumps or other ground litter that may still be burning. One of today's objective s for the crews was to start mopping up 200 feet inside the line.
The fire is estimated at 135 acres and 80% contained.
The Fourth of July is just around the corner and the Forest Service would like to remind the public that it is against both State law and Forest Service regulations to shoot fireworks within the Black Hills National Forest fire protection boundary. That Boundary includes I-90 on the North, US Hwy 16B, SD Hwy 79 and US Hwy 18 on the east, the Cheyenne river on the south and the Wyoming boarder on the west.
There are approximately 100 fire fighters still working on the line and 20 over head personnel in support positions.
Firefighter priorities are to provide for firefighter and public safety, protect heritage resources, and keep the fire from advancing to the west. The management strategy for the Crow Peak fire is full containment with aggressive suppression.
A new contact number has been assigned to the Crow Peak Fire. For more information call Bonnie Jones at (605) 517-9391.