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White Draw Fire Looks For Containment

July 2, 2012, 6:39 AM by Lindsey Branwall

White Draw Fire Looks For Containment
NEAR EDGEMONT, SD -

The Black Hills has witnessed burning from the White Draw Fire since Friday, but weather has become an evident roadblock for progress in the thick of the smoke.

“The most recent burn today is to the Northwest,” Public Information Officer Brian Scott said.

Crews are still battling the blaze and the elements.

“Today was another hot day with winds probably a little stronger,” Scott said.

Switching winds and high temperatures created problems for fire crews.

Scott says the fire is nowhere near containment. On Sunday, crews started an hour early to beat the heat, hoping to make progress on some of the freshest burns.

“Some of the larger fuels could burn and smolder for many days if not a week or longer,” Scott said.

Rugged terrain makes for one of the largest obstacles in the fire.

“These are really tough conditions to work in; steep terrain, snakes, all kinds of different hazards,” Scott said.

With more structures threatened in Custer Highlands fire; White Draw had some of their crew redirected. 

“We saw a little bit less air support. The heavy air tankers were not available to us,” Scott said.

Working toward containment, crews are keeping the structures and lifestyles of those in the area in mind. Fighting fire through the grasslands is vital for ranchers in the area.

While preserving the grasslands is a high goal for crews, the safety of the public and firefighters is their number one priority.

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