Weather conditions just right for burn piles - KOTA Territory News

Weather conditions just right for burn piles

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If you've noticed smoke in the Black Hills lately, don't be too alarmed, most likely it's a controlled burn.

With adequate snow cover in the Black Hills National Forest, the U.S. Forest service, is taking the opportunity to burn piles of debris.

The piles are made from slash left over from thinning or cutting trees and burning the piles reduces hazardous fuels, which reduces the threat of wild fires.

The piles will sit two to three years  untouched before they are burned, this allows them to dry out and makes them easier to burn.

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