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Burn Permits Open within the Black Hills Fire Protection District





South Dakota Department of Agriculture

News Release

 

 

 

For Immediate Release: November 6, 2015

Media Contact: Jeni Lawver, 605.381.7232

 

 

 

Burn Permits Open within the Black Hills Fire Protection District

 

 

RAPID CITY S.D. — Burn permits are now being issued in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District for the winter burning season.

 

Permits are free and are valid through March 31, 2016. Once issued, burning is only permitted when there is a minimum of two inches of snow and when winds are less than 15 mph.

 

Residents in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District may apply for a burn permit online at http://sd.gov/burnpermits. Individuals may also receive a permit by calling 800.275.4955 during regular business hours Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MST.

 

For more information and frequently asked questions, please visit the South Dakota Wildland Fire website at http://sdda.sd.gov/wildland-fire/burn-permits/.

 

Agriculture is a major contributor to South Dakota’s economy, 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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