To view current fire danger, click here.
There is not currently an automatic burn ban for in Rapid City. You are, however, responsible for all consequences of your use of fire, even if unintended.
When there is a Red Flag warning or the South Dakota Grasslands Fire Danger is in the Very High (orange) or Extreme (red) category, we encourage extreme caution when using fire or tools that cause sparks. Hot air, dry air, dry fuels, and wind make an uncontrolled wildfire more likely.
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.