Harrold Firefighters Called to Two Separate Grass Fires Thursday Night

Grass Fire


HARROLD, S.D. – (DRG News) The Harrold Fire Department responded to two separate grass fire calls Thursday night.  Harrold Fire Department Chief Treg Cowan says firefighters were called out about 7:00 p.m. Thursday to the report of a grass fire, south of the Big Bend Community.  Fort Thompson firefighters and local farmers assisted with putting out the fire, which Cowan says burned about six to seven acres.  The blaze was moving away from the community and did not threaten any structures.  Cowan says crews were at the fire for about four hours and the cause of the fire is unknown.

Meanwhile, around eight last night, a Harrold fire unit also responded to a location about six miles west of Harrold where another grass fire burned, near the railroad tracks along Highway 14.  Cowan says firefighters from Blunt also assisted at the site of that fire and the blaze only burned a few acres.  Firefighters were at the scene for more than an hour.

Cowan says the fire risk remains high, as recent cool weather is slowing the growth of new, green grass and the current standing grass remains dry.

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