2023 Williams County Fire Emergency and Burn Restriction

Burn Ban

May 2, 2023
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The Williams County Burn Restriction is in effect beginning August 1, through December 31, 2023, when the North Dakota Rangeland Fire Danger Rating is Very High or Extreme and/or a Red Flag Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for Williams County.

The Burn Restriction includes the ignition of fireworks, burning of leaves, grass clippings, garbage/pits, construction debris, fallen trees, crop residue or hay land, sloughs, and campfires/bonfires/recreation fire.

Additionally, when the Fire Danger Rating is Extreme and/or a Red Flag Warning has been issued, unnecessary off-road motorized travel is not allowed.

The use of controlled devices is allowed if they are located on a hard, non-organic surface at least 15 feet away from vegetation and a fire extinguisher or water is available on-site. Controlled devices include items such as gas, charcoal, wood-fired/pellet grills, gas patio fireplaces and chimneys, gas camp stoves, and smokers/pellet grills.

For additional information, including general open burning guidance and how to apply for an agricultural exemption, please visit the Burning in Williams County webpage.

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