Crews battle 150 acre fire in Custer State Park

June 25, 2020

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota is bring in more resources to fight a wildfire near Mount Rushmore.

The fire that started in Custer State Park Wednesday has burned an estimated 150 acres just south of the national memorial.

Gov. Kristi Noem’s spokesman, Ian Fury, says South Dakota Wildland Fire Division is leading a multi-state, multi-agency effort to fight the forest fire.

The Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center tweeted Wednesday night that eight aircraft were deployed to fight the wildfire and that hotshot crews, or highly-trained firefighters, from Wyoming and Colorado were mobilized.