These five rural, socio-economically stressed counties of the interior have relatively few ignitions and a low area burned. Given the flammability of fuels in several of these counties, they may become more like group 3D if fire increases.
Example of a Typical County — Mellette County, South Dakota: This southern South Dakota county is mostly grassland. Large wind-driven fires have occurred here and in nearby counties over the last decade.
|Vegetation and Fuels||Very Low|
|Homes, Communities and Values at Risk||Low|
|Human-Caused Ignitions||Very Low|
Effective and Efficient Response:
There is low risk of large wildfires.