Red Flag Warning posted for portions of SD due to high winds

PIERRE & YANKTON, S.D.(KCCR & WNAX)- Continued dry conditions across South Dakota has kept the grassland fire danger in a high to very high or even extreme status most of the last few months.  Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Manager Rob Fines says while the issuing of a burn ban is day-to-day, no burning at all would be preferred.

Fines says Hughes and Stanley Counties have lucked out so far.

Fines says a high fire danger may stick with us awhile.

Any controlled burns in Hughes and Stanley County must be called prior to ignition to Central South Dakota Communications.  A Red Flag Warning for extreme fire danger is posted today for all of the Riverfront Broadcasting listening area.

Yankton County Emergency Manager Paul Scherschligt says they have had numerous fires so far this spring.

Scherschligt says they have seen fires quickly rekindle as winds pick up.

Scherschligt says the grass and ground cover is very dry.

The Yankton area has recorded about one point four inches of moisture since last November first.