A fast-moving wildfire from Nebraska has spread into the Pine Ridge reservation, burning more than 25,000 acres and destroying one home and a couple of outbuildings.
The fire burned northwest of Pine Ridge village before heading toward the Oglala district Friday evening. That prompted Oglala Sioux Tribe President John Yellow Bird Steele to issue an evacuation order for residents of Slim Buttes, Calico, Tobacco, Number 4 Payabaya, Lakeside and Oglala.
Pine Ridge BIA agency deputy superintendent Harold Compton says evacuation orders have been lifted, as the fire on Saturday is being kept south of Highway 18. But he says with triple-digit temperatures, low humidity and gusty winds, fire crews aren't out of the woods yet.
The National Weather Service says a red flag warning is in effect through 11 p.m.
Most Popular Today
Former School For The Deaf Campus Has New Buyer
- 2.Flooding, General
Sioux Falls Businesses Flooded
Casino Going In To 85th And Louise Strip Mall
CenturyLink Bringing Broadband to 15,000 Rural SD Households
- 5. All Industries
Businesses Urged To Sell Goods In Foreign Currency
Shop Dog Launches Line Of All-Natural Treats
SDN CEO To Testify Before Congress On Cybersecurity Threats
Business People Talk About How Technology Is Changing Their Work
Friday Morning Business Brief
- 10.Your Money Matters
New Buyer For Historic Sioux Falls Campus