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Drought conditions persist in SE Montana

Risk of starting a wildland fire high

Eastern Montana and western South Dakota continue experiencing low humidity, high wind and warmer than usual temperatures resulting in widespread drought conditions and an increase in the risk of wildland fire. Hunters, recreationists, and others visiting public lands are asked to be extremely careful and take precautions to not start a wildland fire.

South Dakota is abnormally dry and almost 80% of the state is in moderate to high drought conditions. On March 30, 2021 Governor Kristi Noem declared a state of emergency for wildland fire response because of the extremely dry conditions and anti...


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