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Fireworks Safety and Awareness

Posted on 6/28/2018

The sale of fireworks has begun in Burleigh County. ND Century Code allows the sale of fireworks from June 27th thru July 5th.

Burleigh County remains in a burn ban tied to the fire danger rating. Our area has received precipitation; however, some dry conditions exist throughout Burleigh County. Fireworks can be discharged when the ND Rangeland Fire Danger Rating is "Low", "Moderate", or "High" and a Red Flag Warning is not in effect. The ND Rangeland Fire Danger Rating and Guide can be found at www.ndresponse.gov.

Local officials want you to have a safe and happy Independence Day Holiday and offer the following safety tips:

Discharge fireworks outdoors and in a cleared area.
A responsible adult should supervise all fireworks activities.
Always have water and/or a fire extinguisher nearby.
Read the label before igniting.
Douse or soak used fireworks with water before disposal.
Be mindful of the time of day.
Consider bringing your pets indoors.

The sale, possession or discharge of fireworks within the City of Bismarck is prohibited, and violators could be charged with a class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail and/or fined up to $1,000.

Contact: Major Kelly Leben, Burleigh County Sheriff's Department, 701-222-6651

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