Six N.D. counties institute burn bansSix North Dakota counties have declared fire emergencies and instituted immediate burn bans.
BISMARCK (AP) — Six North Dakota counties have declared fire emergencies and instituted immediate burn bans.
The bans in Adams, Burleigh, Emmons, Grant, Hettinger and Morton counties will remain in effect when the North Dakota rangeland fire danger index is “very high” or “extreme” or a red flag warning is issued.
Officials in those counties say the areas are under abnormally dry conditions and have either sustained or been threatened with rural fires.
The counties join Billings, Bowman, McIntosh, Mercer, Oliver and Slope counties, which already have burn bans in effect. The bans include campfires and garbage burning.