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Tower welders torch their surroundings in Pierre, S.D.

In Daily News Briefs by Wireless Estimator

Tower techs welding on a communications tower yesterday afternoon started a grass fire that burned several acres in Pierre, S.D. on top of a hill where several towers are located north of HIlger’s Gulch. According to Piere Fire Chief Ian Paul, about 30 firefighters were required to put the fire out that was being fanned by 40 mph winds. After …