Grant County Fire Emergency and Burn Ban
On April 6, 2022, the Grant County Commission adopted a Fire Emergency and Burn Ban based on the daily North Dakota Fire Danger Rating Map.
FIRE EMERGENCY AND BURN BAN
Tied Directly to Daily Fire Danger Rating April 6, 2022
WHEREAS, Grant County, North Dakota is currently in a drought with moderate to severe conditions, and has experienced high winds, as well as continued, forecasted dry weather conditions; 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 Board of Commissioners declares a Fire Emergency and Burn Ban effective when the North Dakota Rangeland Fire Danger Rating is in the High, Very High or Extreme Rating and/or a Red Flag Warning has been issued for Grant County, North Dakota, effective immediately thru December 31, 2022.
What Is Not Allowed
When the ND Rangeland Fire Danger Rating is High, Very High, Extreme, or Red Flag Warning - NO OPEN BURNING: Includes burning of leaves, grass clippings, garbage/pits, construction debris, fallen trees, crop residue or hay land, sloughs, and campfires/bonfires/recreation fires.
What Is Allowed
CONTROLLED DEVICES: Devices used for cooking or warming purposes that do not use charcoal as a source of fuel. The device must be located at least 15' away from vegetation and an extinguisher or water must be 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}.
To find out the daily North Dakota Fire Danger Rating Map see below or use the following links:
North Dakota Fire Danger Rating Map
A Red Flag Warning means combined temperature, humidity and winds will produce an increased risk of fire danger. See map below for alerts.