南达科他州的一场野火迫使数百人撤离,而其他大火则关闭了拉什莫尔山

拉皮德城郊附近发生的野火, 南达科他州, 疏散了 400 至 500 房屋, 官员周一表示.

施罗德之火, 在彭宁顿县燃烧, just a mile west of Rapid City limits, started Monday morning, said Rob Powell, the incident commander, during a news conference.
The blaze has so far charred about 1,900 acres and remains zero percent contained, according to a web page set up for fire updates.
      At least one home and two pole barns have been destroyed in the fire, the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office said on 脸书.
        Evacuations are in place through multiple subdivisions in the area, Powell said, adding some roads were closed as well.
          The fire started onprivate property,” according to South Dakota Gov. 克里斯蒂·诺姆(Kristi Noem), but officials say an investigation is ongoing into the cause and origins of the blaze.
          The dangerous weather conditions have made it a harder battle for the more than 200 firefighters on the scene.
          We are at record-dry conditions along with high winds playing a major factor in this fight,” Jay Esperance, the division director for South Dakota Wildland Fire, 说过 在一份声明中 在星期一.
          No injuries or deaths have been reported.

          Fires forced closure of Mount Rushmore

          与此同时, Noem also provided updates on two fires burning near the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 哪一个 remains closed because of the threat.
          This area is about 20 miles southwest of Rapid City.
          The two fires in the area have been dubbed the 244 Fire and the Keystone Fire.
          的 244 Fire is estimated to be around 75 英亩, according to the last update on Monday by the Great Plains Fire Information website. The blaze is located about 1.5 miles southwest of Keystone, according to the site.
          The Keystone Fire was downsized Monday evening from 30 acres to 15 英亩, according to the site.
          Fire officials request that people from the public to please stay away from the area and allow firefighters to do their work,” 它说.
            No businesses are being threatened by the flames at this time, the governor said during the news conference.
            I do want to remind everybody that this is an incredibly fluid situation,” 她说. “That these winds are a major factor and that as they shift and change and we get those gusts, that’s when the can jump and we’re going to have to stay pretty mobile.

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