By Emily Roehler, Weekend Meteorologist - bio | email
Chadron- Fire officials
report that a small fire started Monday afternoon near Chadron.
started in fairly inaccessible and rough terrain about three miles south of
South Aristocrat Fire burned 19.25 acres and is fully contained as of Tuesday
morning with fire line completed around the perimeter.
Chadron Volunteer Fire Department provided initial attack, and Forest Service
and a Job Corps crew conducted night patrol.
"We had one
engine and a small crew on it through the night and relieved them this morning
with one engine and a squad. The fire is in an area that burned in the
2006 Spotted Tail fire and has lots of dead and down timber. We expect
rain on the fire today and think we will get it mopped up quickly," said Weston
Burch, Pine Ridge District Fire Management Officer.