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Grant County Fire Emergency and Burn Ban Guidance


Grant County will sometimes declare a fire emergency and enact a county wide burn ban. Grant County does not currently have a burn ban in effect. When a burn ban is enacted, it is based on the North Dakota Rangeland Fire Danger Rating is in the High, Very High or Extreme category and/or a Red Flag Warning has been issued for Grant County. See the map below for today’s rating.


Fire Danger Index

A Red Flag Warning means combined temperature, humidity and winds will produce an increased risk of fire danger. See map below for alerts.
Red Flag Warning Map    NWS Legend
Guidance for when a burn ban is enacted in Grant County

What is banned?

  • Starting fires in an unenclosed space, including burning of leaves, grass clippings, garbage pits, construction debris, fallen trees, crop residue or hay land, sloughs and bonfires
  • Charcoal or wood-fired grills outside city limits*
  • Screened patio fireplaces and chimineas outside city limits*
  • Gas camp stoves and smokers outside city limits*

 What is NOT banned?

  • Starting fires in an enclosed space
  • Gas camp stoves and smokers within the city limits*
  • Gas, charcoal or wood-fired grills within city limits*
  • Gas grills outside city limits*

*Cities include: Carson, Elgin, Leith, and New Leipzig.

Any burning within the restricted area during the imposed 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.

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