Slash pile burns spark too many 911 calls
If you see smoke in the Black Hawk area, don’t sweat it and definitely don’t call Pennington County 911.
According to a release from the Rapid City Fire Department, the county’s 911 staff is getting a “high volume of calls” about burning slash piles.
These burns are at:
• Universal Drive
• Stone Tree area east of I-90 (around mile marker 52)
• Cabot Hill and Mt. Carmel (west of Lakota Homes and Kohls)
• 4700 block of Sturgis Road
• Anderson Road area of Black Hawk
Smoke and flames from these slash pile burns are clearly visible; but there is no emergency.