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Fire prevention: Rapid City program offers free help

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In preparation for fire season in the Black Hills, homeowners are taking preventive measures against wildfires, with a little bit of help.   

People in the Chapel Valley area in Rapid City benefited from a free, survival space initiative program today.

The program's staff cut down shrubs and trees that could threaten homes in the area, and then take the clippings away.

Tim Weaver with the fire department says extremely flammable vegetation such as junipers and cedars are a main priority, and if you need some help getting rid of them all you have to do is make a call.   

If they need some shrubbery near there houses taken care of, the city has free drop off sites," said Weaver. "A lot of people don't have the means to get the material there or they don't have the chainsaw or they might be elderly um so yes so its a service extension of the service to help get the fuel out." 

The space initiative leaves dumpster's for communities to drop off any flammable vegetation.

Anyone who needs help can call the fire department and ask for Weaver.

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