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Rushmore Road closed completely - Rockerville evacuated
- Black Hills burn
Black Hills aren't burned to a crisp, but during the
Sturgis Rally next year you'll see a few changes when
you roll through the mountains next year.
Battle Creek fire took off in a rather unexpected
manner and has burned more than 11,000 acres in the
Rushmore Road was closed between Rapid City and The
Faces. Rockerville was evacuated. It's the same road
frequented by bikers this year, and which will be
a major route at the Sturgis Rally in 2003.
city fire camp of more than 1,200 firefighters is
wrapping up fighting the fire. It would have gone
on longer, maybe a lot longer, but thunderstorms arrived
and soaked Rapid City and the central Hills. Now there
are smoking stumps.
one point the fire jumped Mount Rushmore Road, which
was no easy feat. It's more than 50 yards across the
four-lane highway. The raging fire was shooting out
hot embers in the wind which landed a half mile in
front of the fire as it swept north.
so, it's not as bad as it sounds. The people on the
fire that we talked to said it was a usual fire in
some resepcts - mostly burning on the ground and sometimes
firing up into the crowns of trees.
makes good wildlife habitat and is a natural part
of a ponderosa pine forest. The burned out patches
open up to wildlife browse such as chokecherry and
do the Glenco Campground Rumor scoop next week. The
fire was too big to postpone.
- Mount Rushmore Road is now open - one lane to through
traffic and one lane for firefighting equipment.
Coming next week:
Rumors in Glenco Campground
Breaking Sturgis Pics:
Aug 24, 2002
Pics - Sturgis 2002 pics for Aug. 24