71-acre fire burns grassland south of Rapid City

Fire south of Rapid City
Fire south of Rapid City(KEVN KOTA)
Published: Sep. 18, 2020 at 7:53 PM MDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - Crews responded to the area of Old Folsom Road and Lamb Road Friday and contained 90% of the blaze.

However, they are still working on cleaning up, the fire burned 71 acres in all.

Dry weather and winds allowed the fire to take off and burn through the area quickly, but land development in the area helped crews gain the upper hand.

“The homeowners out here do a nice job of fire wising their property. Has a lot of mole lines in and making their property defensible. Again it is a good time to look at your own property to see what you’ve to fire-wise your property and making it fire adaptive,” Jerome Harvey, Pennington County Fire Services.

The fire was started by equipment failure.

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