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Fires Burn Over 200 Acres





SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

NEWS RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release: September 4, 2015

Media Contact: Jim Strain, 605.393.8114

 

 

Fires Burn Over 200 Acres

 

RAPID CITY, S. D.– The South Dakota Division of Wildland Fire continues to warn of a high fire danger in the western part of the state.

 

Wildland Fire and local volunteer fire departments responded to three fires from Wednesday night through Thursday night. The South Buffalo Gap fire, estimated at over 200 acres in size, was started by lightning Thursday evening northeast of Oral. Small fires were extinguished near Edgemont and the Angostura Reservoir.

 

All fires were suppressed by a combination of Fall River county fire departments, with assistance from Custer County VFD’s and state and federal crews.

 

The South Dakota Division of Wildland Fire is again asking all persons working or recreating outdoors in western South Dakota this fall to please be fire safe in all activities in wildland areas.

 

Agriculture is South Dakota's No. 1 industry, generating $25.6 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 115,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect, preserve and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at http://sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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