The South Dakota Division of Wildland Fire Suppression is asking ranchers and farmers during the harvest season to take extra precautions to prevent wildfires.
Officials say dry fuel conditions combined with the warm and windy weather is making conditions ripe for fast-moving prairie fires.
State Wildland Fire Division Director Jay Esperance advises farmers to have a disk in the field, locate nearby water tanks and blow chaff off combines to minimize the potential for fires.
The West River counties of Lawrence, Butte, Pennington, Meade, Custer, Harding, Perkins and Fall River are experiencing high to very high fire danger.
Most Popular Today
- 1.Retail & Restaurants
First DTSF Incubator Store Open For Business
- 2. All Industries
New General Motors Recalls
Saving Money On Life Insurance
Plans For New Data Center In Sioux Falls
- 5.Technology, School Supplies
Back To School Shopping With Technology
New Safety Rules Proposed To Curb Oil Train Fires
- 7.Retail & Restaurants
New Sport Clips Opening At Dawley Farm
- 8.Retail & Restaurants
Women Receive Fewer Small Business Loans
- 9.Retail & Restaurants
Retail Trade Group Reduces Annual Sales Forecast
Wednesday Morning Business Brief