SD Legislators approve $4.2M for Wildfire Suppression - KOTA Territory News

SD Legislators approve $4.2M for Wildfire Suppression


A bill to grant $4.2 million dollars to the suppression of wildfires in the state passed the Senate Appropriations committee Friday morning.

Last year, South Dakota fire fighters responded to 1,100 wildfires, at a cost of $5.5 million dollars.

As Wildfire Suppression officials wait for millions of dollars in federal reimbursement for some of those costs, they say their department budget has negative balance of $9.7 million dollars.

The bill now heads to the senate floor.

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