BLACK HILLS, S.D. (KEVN) The South Dakota Wildland Fire burned approximately 140 slash piles near Boulder Canyon on Tuesday. Causing extra smoke in surrounding areas.
A slash pile being burned near Boulder Canyon on Tuesday. (Photo: South Dakota Wildland Fire)
Wildland Urban Interface Specialist, Logan Brown, said the purpose is to reduce the amount of burnable vegetation on the landscape, creating a more survivable space around homes and communities.
Slash pile burning provides: increased firefighter safety, reduced home ignition potential, and enhanced forest resiliency towards wildfire and insect and disease disturbances.
Since burning was a success on Tuesday, crews will continue burn around the same amount of slash piles on Wednesday.