FPFD Puts Out Friday Grass Fire Which Was Started by Lightning

Grass Fire at Night


FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fort Pierre Fire Department and other crews worked on Friday to put out a grass fire on Highway 1806 near the Buffalo Interpretive Center. Fort Pierre Fire Chief Rick Cronin says the fire was reported about 8:50 p.m. Friday night and was started by lightning. He says Fort Pierre National Grasslands Firefighters assisted at the grass fire, located about eight miles south of Fort Pierre and a few miles east. Fort Pierre Water Trucks also brought water to the fire scene. Firefighters had the fire out by about 11:00 p.m. Friday and it was said to have burned about 85 acres.

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