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Posted on: April 20, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Bismarck Fire Department Strengthens Fire Restriction - Fire Danger/Red Flag

Due to the ongoing dry conditions, the Bismarck Fire Department is asking all residents in the City of Bismarck to continue taking extra precautions, even when North Dakota Fire Danger Rating is Low, Moderate or High.

• All smoking materials should be disposed of in proper containers. Remember; never throw cigarette butts out of the windows of vehicles.
• Do not burn any recreational fires whether in a fire pit, outdoor fireplace or in an approved appliance.
• Do not use charcoal grills in parks or recreational areas.
• Remain extra vigilant when using gasoline-powered tools and equipment around vegetation.

These include lawn mowers, lawn trimmers, chain saws, lawn tractors, etc.Gas grills are allowed. Ensure it is on a flat surface and all hoses and connections are in good condition to reduce the possibility of malfunction.

Charcoal grills are allowed in one or two-family dwellings or approved events. Give the grill a thorough inspection before use and do not leave it unattended. When done grilling, extinguish the charcoal with water or leave the coals in a cover metal container. Charcoal grills should not be used during Very High, Extreme or Red Flag conditions.

The Fire Danger Rating can be found on line at www.weather.gov/bis/fire

The Bismarck Fire Department appreciates the public’s cooperation in helping keep our community safe. The restrictions should be followed until conditions improve.

The fire danger rating for Monday, April 20, 2015 is:
Red Flag

We ask for the cooperation of residents to refrain from the use of recreational fires and to use common sense when weather conditions are windy and dry.

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