April 27, 2018: Burn Ban Tied to Fire Rating in Effect
Emmons County has declared a Fire Emergency and instituted a Burn Ban effective April 27 thru October 1, 2018.
The burn ban is in effect when the North Dakota Rangeland Fire Danger Rating for Emmons County is “Very High” or “Extreme” and/or a Red Flag Warning has been issued.
Open Burning: Includes burning of leaves, grass clippings, garbage/pits, construction debris, fallen trees, crop residue or hay land, sloughs, and campfires/bonfires.
Controlled Devices: Only when device (gas, charcoal, or wood-fired grills; patio fireplaces and chimineas; gas camp stoves; and smokers) is on a hard, non-organic surface and 15’ away from vegetation and an extinguisher or water is available on site.
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 $1,500 FINE).
The Fire Danger Rating is available ND Department of Emergency Services’ website: http://www.nd.gov/des/
Rangeland Fire Rating
The rangeland fire rating can be found on the ND Department of Emergency Services' website; or by contacting the Emmons County Sheriff’s Department.
If a citizen is ever in doubt regarding what they can and cannot do, they should contact their Emergency Manager or local Fire Department.
Click here to go to the current map of ND Burn Bans in Effect.
ND Rural Fire Danger Guide
Residents are urged to follow the precautions in theND Rural Fire Danger Guidewhich lists the outdoor activity guidelines for the five danger ratings (Low, Medium, High, Very High, and Extreme).