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Posted on: April 29, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Bismarck Fire Department Issues Revised Burn Ban - Fire Danger High

The Bismarck Fire Department has revised burn restrictions for the City of Bismarck. Burleigh County has lifted their total burn ban but remains under the Governor’s Statewide Burn Ban. Governor Jack Dalrymple’s executive order expires on April 30, 2015, and is in response to statewide dry conditions, unseasonably high temperatures and high winds. The burn ban includes the City of Bismarck.

In response to the extremely dry weather conditions that have created a serious fire threat, the Bismarck Fire Department asks citizens to refrain from the use of recreational fires when the fire danger rating is designated in the high, very high, or extreme categories and/or when a Red flag warning has been issued for the area. When the fire danger rating is in the low to moderate category, recreational fires are allowed within the city limits.

Please check the fire danger rating each day by going to: 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 Wednesday, April 29, 2015 is:

Recreational fires in Bismarck are regulated and include: chimineas, fire pits, outdoor fireplaces, and portable outdoor fireplaces. These fires are limited to a total fuel area of 3’ diameter x 2’ height. Never leave a recreational fire unattended and extinguish it before retiring for the evening.

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.

For more information and to learn more about chimineas and fire pit safety please visit: chimineas and fire pits.

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