Falls Fire Update 7/25/2012
Incident: Falls Fire Wildfire
Falls Fire Update
Hell Canyon Type 3 Incident Management Team
Fire Information: (605) 939-0354
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Date: July 25, 2012
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Current Situation: Firefighters are working to contain and suppress the 250-acre Falls Fire while protecting life, property and natural resources. The fire was reported on July 24 and is located approximately 6 miles southwest of Hot Springs, SD. Currently containment remains at 0%. The fire is burning in timber and grass.
The Falls Fire is currently being managed by the Hell Canyon Type 3 Incident Management Team. The Type 3 Team is actively working to suppress the fire while monitoring fire behavior, the terrain, and weather forecasts. One of the management objectives is to keep the fire from entering the area of the Alabaugh Fire, which burned in 2007.
The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team, led by Incident Commander Bill Hahnenberg, will assume command of the Falls Fire at 6:00 a.m. Thursday, July 26.
Local, state, and federal firefighting resources are responding. Approximately 150 fire personnel are on-scene, including 1 Hotshot crew, 4 Type 2 IA crews, 7 engines, 2 dozers, 1 water tender, and 2 Type 1 helicopters with air attack.
For more information on the Falls Fire, contact (605) 939-0354.
Special Prevention Message: Stage II Fire & Smoking Restrictions are in place on the Black Hills National Forest. Fireworks are always prohibited on public lands. For complete information on Stage II Fire & Smoking Restrictions, please visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5378450.pdf.