Firework ignition banned in McKenzie County

Published: Jun. 26, 2020 at 1:12 PM CDT
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As of Friday, there is a complete ban on the ignition of fireworks in McKenzie County, with the exception of Yellowstone Township and Sundheim Park.

Commissioners declared a fire emergency and burn ban until October 31.

The declaration also includes garbage burning, campfires, burning land, and unnecessary off-road motorized travel when the North Dakota Fire Index is at least at high or a Red Flag Warning has been issued for the county. The index is

currently low for most of the state.

You can find the map at:

The board says the county has already sustained, or been threatened with rural fires, and has very dry conditions with significant vegetation fuel supplies available.

Violators could be charged with a Class B Misdemeanor, which has a maximum sentence of 30 days in jail and a $1,500 fine.