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Williams County Commissioners declare 2022 Fire Emergency and set Burn Ban

Posted on April 6, 2022

Image of fire with text 2022 Fire Emergency and Automatic Burn Ban


April 6, 2022

For more information, contact:
Mike Smith
Williams County/Williston Emergency Management
Phone: 701-577-7707 (office)

Williams County Commissioners declare 2022 Fire Emergency and set Burn Ban

The Williams County Burn Ban is in effect beginning April 5, 2022, through December 1, 2022, 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 Ban 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 more information, please visit the Burning in Williams County webpage.

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