This is a pic of the town I live in. It was taken from the top of a hill facing north at 5:15 this afternoon when the smoke started rolling in. This fire that the smoke is from is only about 25 miles north of where I'm at now and there is nothing out there but prairie. All the yellow hills you see is dry prairie grass...as you can see we have had no moisture and the grass is dormant, dry, and just food for a fire. All of these dry lightning storms we have been getting are causing these fires. We now have 6 fires burning in and around the hills and western South Dakota...that we know of. Our fire crews are maxed out. I sure hope the ranches to the north survive this fire...and no one is injured fighting it...and that it doesn't come south.
I was just told it is 8 fires to the north which brings the fire total to 13