Fire Department
(605) 394-4180

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Please check this link for current red flag warnings for Rapid City

Based upon the current climatic conditions, dry ground fuels and resource commitments, the Rapid City Fire Department is implementing the following burn ban effective immediately. The across the board approach is intended to minimize confusion among the public and also reduce the emergency response to smoke investigation reports.

 All outdoor burning will be prohibited to include outdoor appliances such as chimineas, fire places, recreational fires, fire pits, etc. Typical cooking appliances such as LP gas fire appliances remain acceptable. This ban will remain effective based upon the current fire weather advisory produced by the National Weather Service. Outdoor burning is prohibited during a Red Flag Warning.

The ban will be automatically suspended when the Red Flag Warning expires, and again enacted upon a new Red Flag Warning. 
A Red Flag Warning is time-specific and is issued when a combination of dangerous situations exist such as temperature and expected winds.
For information on Open Burning and Burn Permits please click here.
Please check this link for the current burn restrictions for other areas of the Black Hills
Any questions may be directed to the Prevention Division at 394-5233.