Grant County Fire Emergency and Burn Ban
Grant County currently has a Fire Emergency and Burn Ban in effect.
As of March 17, 2021 there is a TOTAL BURN BAN in Grant County, North Dakota.
WHEREAS, the Grant County Commissioners recognize that abnormally dry or drought conditions, combined with ample vegetation, high winds, and recent fires, presents a risk for the citizens and property in Grant County, North Dakota; and
WHEREAS, all available resources remain committed to protecting life and property; and
WHEREAS, the impact of fires could threaten the health, well-being, and safety of Grant County's citizens; and
WHEREAS, the cost of response and inordinate equipment wear may be far in excess of available County resources.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Grant County Commissioners declare a Total Burn Ban on open burning in Grant County (regardless of fire danger categories assigned per the North Dakota Fire Danger Rating Map) effective immediately until further notice. The only exception is fully enclosed propane or gas grills specifically designed for cooking used at a safe distance from combustible materials. These units must be on a non-combustible surface and monitored at all times.
This ban will be reviewed periodically as conditions improve.
Any prior Fire Emergency and Burn Ban(s) issued by Grant County are rescinded and replaced by this ban.
THE PENALTY FOR VIOLATION OF THIS BURN BAN is considered a Class B Misdemeanor, (NDCC 37-17.1-10-.1) with a maximum sentence of 30 days in jail and a $1,500 fine.
North Dakota Fire Danger Rating Map