RCFD conducts controlled burn near Springbrook Acres

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RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Fire Department’s Veteran Wildfire Mitigation Crew will conduct slash pile burning in the Springbrook Acres common acreage beginning this morning.

The prescribed burn will take advantage of unexpected heavy snow that occurred overnight and will continue throughout the morning.

Prescribed burn operations will comply with Rapid City and Pennington County Air Quality Ordinances and the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

The pile burning is part of an ongoing fuel reduction project under the direction of Lt. Tim Weaver.

Smoke and flames will be visible clearly on Sheridan Lake Road from the area of the burning operation and also north of Catron Boulevard. Smoke may linger for several days after the piles burn down.

The RCFD along with Springbrook Acres will continue to monitor the area in the days following the project. Please DO NOT call 911 to report the burning piles.

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