|Wildland Fire Suppression urges fire safety during the holidays|
|Wednesday, 21 November 2012 12:12|
They say those in the Black Hills who've been issued a burn permit should double check areas where they've recently burned.
WFD Assistant Chief of Operations Jim Strain says, "If you've received a burning permit from the state of South Dakota to burn in the Black Hills Fire Protection District in the last two or three weeks when we had the snow cover, now that snow cover has melted, and with the high winds, we ask that you go out and check the area that you burned and make sure the fire is completely and 100 percent out."
Strain says a burn ban will be in effect throughout the Black Hills until the area gets at least another two inches of snow cover.