CHARLES MIX COUNTY, S.D. (KELO) —
Sunday 12:00 p.m. update:
A firefighter with the Lake Andes fire department has confirmed with KELOLAND News that the fire has been contained as of Sunday afternoon.
Sunday 8:30 a.m. update:
Power has been restored near Pickstown as of Saturday evening. The fires knocked out power in the area Saturday afternoon with several substations impacted.
Saturday 10:46 p.m. update:
Charles Mix County emergency manager Mike Kotab told KELOLAND News Saturday evening that there was a wildland fire outside of Pickstown, S.D. in rural Charles Mix County which began at around 2:00 Saturday afternoon. Kotab said there was more than one fire, although the fires had the same start. Kotab said he wasn’t aware of any damage to structures.
Crews are responding to a fire near Pickstown Saturday evening.
KELOLAND News reached out to the Ravinia Fire Department who said the fire started just outside of Pickstown, along Highway 18, on Saturday afternoon. The fire is still burning as of 6:15 p.m. as crews work to contain it.
The cause of the fire is not confirmed at this time. Officials say no people are threatened due to the fire.
This is a developing story, stay with KELOLAND News on-air and online as we learn more information on the fire.