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.
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.