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Burleigh County has declared a Fire Emergency and instituted a Burn Ban effective immediately and until further notice. The area is under abnormally dry conditions and has either sustained or been threatened with rural fires as of this date.
The burn bans (including campfires and garbage burning) remain in effect when the North Dakota Rangeland Fire Danger Index is in the “Very High” or “Extreme” Index and/or a Red Flag Warning has been issued.
The City of Bismarck has permanent burn restrictions in place through an adopted fire code and is excluded from the burn ban.
Fire Pits/Chimaneas Safety
The penalty for violation of this burn ban is a Class B misdemeanor (NDCC 37-17.1-10.1: maximum sentence of 30 days in jail and $1,000 fine).
The National Weather Service issues the Rangeland Fire Index every morning: www.weather.gov/bisand look for “Fire Weather”.