Crews Battle Black Hills Grass Fire
Rapid City, South Dakota – Firefighters from multiple agencies in the Black Hills responded to a grass fire southwest of Rapid City on Wednesday afternoon.
The incident occurred shortly after 4 o’clock on Beretta Road, according to the Volunteer Fire Department.
Upon arrival at the scene, crews discovered a fire blazing through dead and fallen wood, with flames also reaching several individual trees.
However, the diligent efforts of the firefighters prevented the fire from spreading further.
They were able to contain the fire to an area of less than an acre.
While the cause of the fire is still under investigation, the South Dakota Highway Patrol has taken charge of the case.
Authorities are working to determine the origin and factors that may have contributed to the ignition of the grass fire.
As the Black Hills region grapples with dry conditions and the potential for wildfires, residents are advised to stay vigilant and adhere to any fire-related advisories issued by local authorities.