Firefighters Battle Flames And Winds In Tuesday Afternoon Grass Fire

CUSTER COUNTY– Winds and dry conditions created the perfect storm for a grass fire Tuesday, January 4 that required multiple fire crews and trucks.

At approximately 12:20 PM, a fire was reported near Cumro Road, south of Ansley. Crews that arrived on the scene attempted to put out the flames, but the winds quickly pushed the fire across the grass toward the southeast. Mutual aid was requested from multiple departments in Custer County and surrounding counties.

KCNI/KBBN was on the scene where multiple departments could be seen fighting against the wind to stop the flames from spreading through the pasture. Just before 3 PM the leading edge of the fire dropped into a small canyon and was extinguished by fire crews essentially stopping the spread of the fire to the east. Fire trucks continued to put out hot spots throughout the area and were still on the scene around 3:30 PM.

Further information on the fire will be released when it becomes available.