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(605) 394-4180

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Please check this link for the current Grassland Fire Danger Index for Rapid City


All outdoor burning is prohibited, to include outdoor appliances such as chimineas, fire places, recreational fires, fire pits, etc., when the Grassland Fire Danger Index rating is Very High or Extreme, as declared by the National Weather Service.
The ban is automatically suspended when the Fire Danger Index is below the Very High category, and again enacted upon the elevation to Very High or greater.
Typical cooking appliances such as LP gas fire appliances remain acceptable during a ban. 
South Dakota Grassland Fire Danger Map
This is a snapshot of a day when the fire danger was Extreme. Click on the map to be taken to a map of today's fire danger.

Most fire stations have signs for the Fire Danger as determined by the National Weather Service or you can look on the National Weather Service website we use to determine our fire danger.

View the current South Dakota Grassland Fire Danger Map by clicking on the map left or clicking here






For information on backyard burning, please click here.

If you desire to burn yard debris, have a bon fire, or similar large fires, you will need a permit and approval the day you burn.Please click here to download a permit with instructions
Any questions may be directed to the Prevention Division at 394-5233.