Arson Suspected In Schroeder Fire

(Rapid City, SD) — An ex-firefighter who owns the land where the Schroeder Fire began suspects arson. The homeowner is a former Wildland firefighter who says he is “100-percent sure” that the burn pile fire was completely out before it became the source of the widespread blaze. The fire broke out March 20th in the 88-hundred-block of Schroeder Road. Authorities say the evidence shows the fire was caused by a permitted slash pile burn lit on March 16th that wasn’t completely out when a windy day resparked and spread the blaze.

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