Daily Fire Danger Rating
Grant County has enacted a Fire Emergency and Burn Ban/Restriction based on the North Dakota Fire Danger Rating Map.
FIRE EMERGENCY AND BURN BAN (RESTRICTION, see NDCC 37-17.1-10.1)
Tied Directly to Daily Fire Danger Rating
May 3, 2023
WHEREAS, Grant County, North Dakota is currently experiencing drought 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 (Restriction, see NDCC 37-17.1-10.1) 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, 2023.
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}.
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.