User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


70° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Most Popular Today


Residents Near Longhorn Complex Return Home

July 25, 2012, 6:03 PM by Derek Olson

Residents Near Longhorn Complex Return Home
SPRING CREEK, SD -

A fire on the Rosebud Indian Reservation is now 70 percent contained and evacuated residents are going home.

Hard work and better weather conditions are paying off for firefighters.

There's now a fire line around the entire blaze, which encompasses nearly 75 square miles.

"What we're going to do is reinforce the lines that we've got in place and hopefully look at containing this thing," Incident Commander Joe Lowe said.

At noon, fire officials held a meeting with evacuated residents, many of whom had been staying at the St. Francis Indian School since Saturday. Their message there was prepare to go home.

"We've been waiting for this news. This is day five for us, so we're just happy to get home," Spring Creek community chairperson Donna Hollow Bear Horn said.

"We get to go home! We get to go home, and that's the best feeling that you can feel," Spring Creek resident Berlene Walking Eagle said.

The evacuee's excitement is something that the Lowe can relate to.

"My family was in a shelter during the East Ridge fire in the Black Hills of South Dakota and you're always nervous and you want to go home," Lowe said.

The best part is that everybody who was evacuated still has a place to go home to. Not one home was lost to the fire.

"And we really thank the firefighters so much. We really thank them from the bottom of our hearts," Walking Eagle said.

"We've got a lot of thank you's to do," Hollow Horn Bear said.

Around 50 homes were evacuated around the village of Spring Creek. Residents were able to go home Wednesday afternoon.

Click on the map below for a better look at where the Longhorn Complex Fires are burning.
Source: Forest Service Active Fire Maps

 

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Sutton Bay CEO Dies In UTV Rollover Crash

8/25/2014 2:34 PM

The CEO of Sutton Bay Resort in central South Dakota died after rolling his 2014 Polaris Ranger late Sunday night.

Full Story
SF Drug Ring Involved 220 lbs. Of Marijuana

8/27/2014 5:48 PM

Her boyfriend was killed during a botched robbery in December in northwest Sioux Falls. Faith Rasmussen and her mother, Theresa, have now pleaded guil...

Full Story | Watch
SF Mother, Daughter Admit To Large Drug Conspiracy

8/27/2014 10:54 AM

Faith Rasmussen, 21, and her 55-year-old mother Theresa Rasmussen admit they were bringing marijuana from California to South Dakota and distributing ...

Full Story
Car vs. School Bus Crash Near Inwood, Iowa

8/26/2014 11:31 AM

Authorities in northwest Iowa are investigating a serious crash involving a car and a school bus.

Full Story
Speeding Suspect Arrested For Auto Theft, Other Charges

8/27/2014 10:05 PM

Sioux Falls Police have a man in custody after a driver attempted to elude authorities during a traffic stop.

Full Story


Events