Slash and burn

A dozer tends to a small pile of slash during suppression efforts of the Playhouse Fire. Escaped burn piles were the cause of a 24 acre fire, located half a mile north of Center Lake and near the Black Hills Playhouse.
Escaped burn piles in Custer State Park resulted in Custer County’s first forest fire of the year. The Playhouse Fire, named for its proximity to the Black Hills Playhouse, started in the early hours of Friday, Feb. 17. Located half a mile north of Center Lake in Custer State Park, the fire was reported around […]