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Fire


Burn Ban Tied to Fire Danger Index has Expired

"NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Burleigh County Commissioners declares a Fire Emergency and Burn Ban (to include a ban on garbage/pit burning, campfires, and burning of farm or crop land) remain in effect when the North Dakota Rangeland Fire Danger Rating is in the High, Very High, Extreme and/or a Red Flag Warning has been issued for Burleigh County, North Dakota June 9 thru October 1, 2017."

Please continue to follow the Controlled Burn Procedures below.




Picture of a campfire
Controlled Burn Procedures

Burleigh County has controlled burn procedures for area residents. Landowners, equipment operators and outdoor enthusiasts are requested to take proper precautions during all open burning situations:




  • Citizens should contact the Central Dakota Communications Center at 223-9111 before a controlled burn is started so that emergency responders are not dispatched for reports of a fire when it is a controlled burn. Be prepared to give your name, contact number, location of controlled burn, and anticipated duration of the burn. After the burning is completed and the fire is out, again contact the Central Dakota Communications Center to inform them of the completion.



  • A controlled burn needs to be physically monitored at all times. Once the fire is started, don't walk away until the fire is completely out.



  • Be prepared if the fire gets out of hand. Call 911 immediately and have resources available to mitigate the effects (water, extinguisher, shovels, tractor).


Residents are urged to follow the precautions in the ND Rural Fire Danger Guide which lists the outdoor activity guidelines for the five fire danger ratings (Low, Moderate, High, Very High, and Extreme). Open burning is strongly discouraged when the Fire Rating is in the High, Very High, or Extreme Category AND during a Red Flag Warning.





North Dakota Rural Fire Danger Guide Front Page
ND Rural Fire Danger Guide
Residents are urged to follow the precautions in the ND Rural Fire Danger Guide which lists the outdoor activity guidelines for the five danger ratings (Low, Medium, High, Very High, and Extreme).

The daily fire rating is available on the ND Department of Emergency Services' website each morning during fire season.



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