Dry, warm weather during the early fire season in Black Hills

(To see a larger version of the video below, click on the icon at the bottom-right in the video.)

With the recent warm temperatures and a scarcity of precipitation in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and a forecast for today predicting record highs in some areas as temperatures reach 80 degrees, firefighters are having to gear up early for the fire season.

Since March 1 the Great Plains Interagency Dispatch Center has handled 12 wildfires, with the largest being 721, 400, and 60 acres

The video above emphasizes the North Pole Fire, which we covered HERE and HERE.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.