Jamie Torstenson

The dry weather conditions across the northeastern portion of the state have increased the level of fire risk in our area.  On Tuesday, the National Weather Service Office in Aberdeen issued a red flag warning for our portion of the state. Jamie Torstenson is the Codington County Emergency Management Director..... 

Torstenson, who participates in a conference call with the National Weather Service every weekday morning, say conditions continue to be very dry..... 

That amount of rain isn’t enough according to Torstenson.  At the Codington County Commission meeting on Tuesday, it was decided by commissioners that no burn ban was needed at this time. However, that could change soon if we don’t receive some precipitation..... 

Torstenson says if you must burn, you need to use extreme caution.....  

 

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