FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 2, 2023
For more information, contact:
Williams County/Williston Emergency Management
Phone: 701-577-7707 (office)
Williams County Commissioners declare 2023 Fire Emergency and set Burn Ban
WILLISTON, N.D. (May 2, 2023): The Williams County Board of County Commissioners has declared a Fire Emergency and set the Williams County Burn Ban to be in effect beginning May 2, 2023, through July 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 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.