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Fire crews burn piles across the Black Hills National Forest


January 7, 2021

Forest Managers are working to reduce hazardous fuels across the Black Hills National Forest. Districts across the Black Hills National Forest are focusing efforts on burning thousands of hand and machine slash piles. Piles are created from timber sale slash and tree thinning operations.

“It is very important to reduce fire and insect hazards by reducing fuel buildup,” said Jason Virtue, Black Hills National Forest Fire Management Officer.

Smoke will be visible and may impact local communities across the Black Hills for the next several months. Smoldering material may continue to burn...

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