2019 Dakotas Wildfires
Wildfire (5)
The Constantino Fire at Noontime June 10th, 2019 in South Dakota

Date Started

May 31st, 2019, 8:00 PM (Constantino) - 10:00 PM (Desmond).

Date Contained

July 9th, 2019 - 11:45 PM (Both Fires)

Date Extinguished

July 24th, 2019, 7:00 PM (Desmond) - July 31st, 11:00 PM (Constantino)

Name of Primary Fire(s)

The "Constantino" and "Desmond) Fire

Acres Burned

Constantino: 100,865 Acres - Desmond: 88,100 Acres

Cause of Fire(s)

Dry Lightning

Starting Location(s)

DeSmet, SD and Bismarck, ND


$250 Million (2016 USD)


12 Dead; 25 Injured, 4 Missing

The 2019 Dakotas Wildfires were Twin wildfires that were sparked off in May 2019, both of them nearly converged in along the border of North and South Dakota..