2013-05-16 / Top News

Emmons County institutes Burn Ban which is tied to the Fire Danger Index

Emmons County has declared a Fire Emergency and instituted a Burn Ban effective immediately and until further notice.

The area is experiencing dry conditions and has sustained several rural fires as of this date. The burn ban remains in effect when the North Dakota Rangeland Fire Danger Index is in the “Very High” or “Extreme” Index and/or a Red Flag Warning has been issued.

The penalty for violation of this Burn Ban is a Class B Misdemeanor which carries a maximum sentence of 30 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

The National Weather Service issues the Rangeland Fire Index: www.weather.gov/bis and look for “Fire Weather.”

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