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Posted on: May 1, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Bismarck Fire Department Extends Burn Ban - Fire Danger High

Governor Dalrymple has extended the Statewide Burn Ban through May 8 due to continued dry conditions across much of the state. The burn ban includes the City of Bismarck.

In response to the extremely dry weather conditions that have continued, the Bismarck Fire Department is asking 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.

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 Friday, May 1, 2015 is:
High


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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