BIA: wildfire started by firework, triples in size on Pine Ridge
June 18, 2020
PINE RIDGE, S.D. (KEVN) UPDATE: Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Forestry & Wildfire Land Management released more info on the Wilson Road Fire that has scorched forested areas southeast of Oglala.
According to a post on BIA Pine Ridge Agency's Facebook page, the fire tripled in size from 200-acres to approximately 600-acres across timber and tall grass in the area as of 2:27 p.m. Wednesday.
Initial reports showed the cause of the fire had human origins; BIA has since clarified by adding that a firework is the culprit behind the blaze. Investigators have not labeled any suspects in this case.