County issues extended burn ban
During the regular meeting of the Pierce County commissioners on Tuesday, May 4, the commissioners issued a fire emergency declaration and burn ban to include recreational burning, garbage/pit burning, burning of farmland, cropland and/or ditches, and the use of fire to demolish structures when the North Dakota Fire Danger Index is in the “High, Very High or Extreme” Index and/or a “Red Flag Warning” has been issued for Pierce County.
The ban does not apply to the use of grills or commercially sold enclosed fire pits, but it is required that grills or enclosed fire devices be on a hard non-organic surface and be a minimum of 15 feet away from any dry vegetation when the
Fire Danger Index is Very High, or Extreme. The use of fireworks is banned when the Fire Index Rating is “Very High or Extreme” or a “Red Flag Warning” has been issued.
The county also requires that any controlled burn occurring within the limits of Pierce County be reported to the Pierce County Law Enforcement Center by calling (701) 776-5245 and supplying the name of the responsible party, contact number and the location of the burn, along with any other information requested.
This ban will be in effect when the North Dakota Fire Danger Index is in the “High, Very High or Extreme” Index and/or a “Red Flag Warning” has been issued for Pierce County, North Dakota. The ban expires Oc. 31.
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