2017-06-15 / Front Page

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Fireworks banned in Emmons County

Emmons County affirmed the June 9 Fire Emergency and Burn Ban with the inclusion of a ban on the discharge of fireworks and luminaries (lanterns) regardless of the Fire Danger Rating. Despite the recent moisture received, the area remains under abnormally dry conditions.  The priorities continue to be life safety and preservation of property.  The burn ban (to include a ban on garbage/pit burning, campfires and burning of farm or crop land) remains in effect when the North Dakota Rangeland Fire Danger Rating is “High,” “Very High,”“Extreme”and/or a Red Flag Warning has been issued.  Again, fireworks and luminaries are banned regardless of the Fire Danger Rating.   The penalty for violation of this burn ban is a Class B Misdemeanor (NDCC 37-17.1-10.1). The maximum sentence is 30 days in jail and a $1,500 fine. The Rangeland Fire Rating can be found on the ND Department of Emergency Services’ website:  http://www.nd.gov/des/  The Rangeland Fire Rating can be found on the ND Department of Emergency Services’ website:  http://www.nd.gov/des/

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