September 24, 2018

Wall Fire

There has been some public concern expressed over the Wall Fire. Below is a map showing the location and approximate size of the fire. This fire is a good distance from any structures.

Courthouse Closed – Labor Day

The Fall River County Courthouse will be closed Monday, September 3rd, in observance of Labor Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, September 4th.

Vineyard Fire Map

Here is a map of the Vineyard Fire in relation to Hot Springs as of this morning (8/14/2018).  Although there are structures within the fire perimeter we have had no reports of structures lost. Thank you to our firefighters for their hard work on structure protection.  If you are a landowner who did have loss or significant damage to any of your structures please contact the Director of Equalization’s office, 605-745-5136, so they can review the property.

Pre-evacuations Lifted

All Pre-evacuations have been lifted! The Red Cross Shelter has suspended operations unless further need arises. There will be a new fire containment report issued shortly.

Fire crews are still working in the area. Please help them out by avoiding unnecessary travel on Fall River Rd.

Mandatory Evacuations Lifted

The Incident Commander for the Vineyard Fire has lifted all the mandatory evacuations. People may return to their homes, however, erratic fire behavior means that you may be asked to evacuate again. If you decide to return home we would ask that you remain vigilant of the fire around you, stay out of the way of firefighters, and keep your bags packed so that you are ready to leave.

 

The Red Cross Shelter at the Mueller Civic Center will remain open for anyone choosing to remain evacuated.

 

Update: 8/12/2018  19:40