March 4, 2021

SOUTH DAKOTAS WEATHER IS ALWAYS ON OUR RADAR

Large Fire near Lemmon

NORTHWEST, SOUTH DAKOTA - Large wildfires and grass fires became too familiar in western South Dakota as near hurricane-force winds on Thursday feed the fires.

Photo Credit: Perkins County Sheriff's Office
Photo Credit: Perkins County Sheriff's Office

In Perkins County in northwest South Dakota, a large fire in North Dakota was reported coming into South Dakota during the afternoon hours on Thursday. Nearby fire departments quickly respond to the fire and found the fire was rapidly growing. Other fire departments from miles away also join in the efforts.

Two firefighters who were working the fire received some injuries. The Perkins County Sheriff's Office asks the public to stay away from the fire and not travel in the region.