PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A control burn is planned today north of Pierre to help eradicate a patch of Canadian Thistle. The control burn will be located at the intersection of Highway 1804 and Range Road near the old riding corral. The burn should only last a few hours and it will take place as long as weather conditions allow. The Pierre Fire Department and Pierre Rural Fire Department will be standing by at the site to monitor the fire. Pierre Fire Chief Bill Alexander says the control burn will cover an area of less than a quarter acre and should start at 6:30 p.m. Those that have questions can contact Alexander at 773-7401.
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