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Grant County Fire Emergency and Burn Ban Guidance


Grant County will sometimes declare a fire emergency and/or enact a county wide burn ban. Grant County currently has a Fire Emergency and Burn Ban in effect. During a burn ban, no burning can take place when 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.


North Dakota Fire Danger Rating Map


The ND Fire Danger Map is issued each morning. Although not very often, there are times when weather conditions that develop during the day result in a change to fire conditions and lead to the issuance of a Red Flag Warning.


Please contact your local fire department or emergency management office for the most current information regarding restrictions in your area.


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, chimineas, and smokers outside city limits*
  • ALL other open flame manufactured or site built devices outside city limits*, not covered by the preceeding bullet points.

 What is NOT banned?

  • Propane camp stoves and grills within the city limits*
  • Gas, charcoal, or wood grills within city limits*
  • Fully enclosed propane 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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