Crews continue to fight wildfire near Hill City, it’s now 60% contained

Crews continue to make progress battling the Palmer Gulch Fire near Hill City. As of Wednesday night, the fire was 60% contained. Due to more accurate mapping, the size of the wildfire was determined to be 88 acres.

(Note:  As of Thursday morning, containment had increased to 75%).

Active burning within the interior of the fire line continued Wednesday. There is an abundance of dead and downed vegetation feeding the fire. Firefighters continued to maintain the fire line while dealing with high wind gusts. The rough, steep terrain is also a challenge.

The fire is burning on Black Hills National Forest lands, near the Black Elk Wilderness

One firefighter has been injured battling the blaze. No homes or buildings have been destroyed.


November 11, 2022