Firefighters were busy responding to numerous reports of lightning-caused fires Tuesday after a midafternoon storm moved through the Black Hills.
Fire Information Officer Micky Wienk said crews dispatched through the Great Plains Fire Center east of Rapid City were so busy responding to reports of potential fires that detailed information about individual fires could not be compiled Tuesday evening.
The thunderstorms moved through quickly and produced lightning strikes and periods of heavy rain. The National Weather Service did not have rainfall totals from the storm except for a measurement of 1.2 inches in Sturgis.
Information from two other fires was released before the storm.
By 2 p.m., crews were able to completely contain the 2-acre Nelson Creek Fire north of Harney Peak in the Black Elk Wilderness Area.
Fire crews were working on the Old Highway No. 1 Fire southwest of Lead, east of Deer Mountain Ski Area and adjacent to Golden Reward Mine. That fire, which was 3 acres, was reported at 2:09 p.m.