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Governor Jack Dalrymple declares fire emergency and statewide burn ban

  • Governor Jack Dalrymple declared a fire emergency on April 1, 2015 for the state in response to dry conditions, unseasonably high temperatures and high winds. He extended his original order on April 13, 2015 to protect against fire outbreaks in North Dakota. The order is in effect through April 30, 2015.

  • The order bans burning in any area designated as "High," "Very High," or "Extreme," and/or when a Red Flag Warning has been issued.

  • The order also prohibits controlled burns.

  • Burning may be allowed in designated areas with a "Low" or "Moderate" Fire Danger Rating if approved by the local fire response authority that has jurisdiction over the area.

  • The governor's declaration and burn ban includes all counties and tribal nations within the state regardless if there is a local/tribal declaration in place or not. Local/tribal restrictions may be more restrictive, but not less restrictive than the state.

Governor's news release: http://governor.nd.gov/media-center/news/dalrymple-extends-statewide-fire-emergency

Governor's Executive Order

When in doubt about burning, contact your county emergency manager to find out about current restrictions. Find your emergency manager here: http://www.nd.gov/des/emergency/

Additional Local Burn Restrictions and Fire Declarations

In addition to the governor's statewide declaration outlined above. The following map depicts counties and tribal nations where fire emergencies have been declared and burn bans/restrictions implemented. The governor's declaration includes all counties and tribal nations within the state regardless if there are existing local/tribal declaration in place or not. Local/tribal restrictions may be more restrictive, but not less restrictive than the state.

Please refer to the interactive map below to view existing state (light red), county and tribal (dark red) declarations.

By clicking on the county or tribal areas on the map below you can view additional information regarding burn bans/restrictions for a particular area.




Click here for a printable pdf map





Link to list of county emergency managers


North Dakota Fire Danger Rating Map

The ND Fire Danger Rating is issued each morning during fire season, typically April 1 to October 31. Although not very often, there are times when weather conditions that develop during the day result in a change to fire conditions. It is critical that you verify the current Fire Danger Rating and local burn ban restrictions BEFORE burning and participating in outdoor activities. Current ND Fire Danger Rating information and Fire Weather Forecasts, to include Red Flag Warnings, are located on the National Weather Service website:

www.weather.gov/bis/fire


For information on burning restrictions and prohibitions contact your local emergency manager or fire department.






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