The temperature in Rapid City topped 70 degrees on Thursday. While many city residents donned shorts and T-shirts—city officials enacted a burn ban. The warm weather pushed the wild land fire danger into the very high category.
The city-wide ban includes all outdoor burning such as appliances, fire places, and fire pits. Officials say gas and propane grills remain acceptable.
The burn ban remains in effect until the fire danger falls below the very high category.