Rain in the Black Hills does 'a little' for fire danger

The U.S. Forest Service says fire danger has reduced a bit, but the amount of rain we get is as important as how quickly it comes.
Numbers from the Rapid City Regional Airport show just the city alone has gotten 2.9 inches in the last 30 days.

Chris Stover says, "The bulk of the moisture we've been getting has been in very fast pulses. The heavy dead down material in the woods is staying relatively dry. On the other hand, the grass is starting to respond and getting green throughout the summer and limit the fire size of the fires we are getting."

With these storms come several fires caused by lightning, but Stover says the rain often keeps the fire small and easy to get.