Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Meteor Fire on Spearfish Crow Peak

The South Dakota Magazine reported a sighted meteor striking Crow Peak and causing a forest fire on November 6, 2008.  For those who have forgotten Crow Peak is largest mountain West of Spearfish.  The publication reports in part "Our good buddy Grant Peterson of Depot Radio in Brookings told us this week that his son, Randee, saw a meteor falling from the sky onto Crow Peak shortly before a forest fire was reported there last week. He lives in Spearfish, and has a good view of the mountain from his deck.  Fortunately, the fire was quickly contained by firefighters. It only burned a few acres. The official cause was unknown, but authorities said it was possible that a meteor ignited the forest brush."

Picture view from the Attic Room at Aunt Apple's Inn, Spearfish SD


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