Burn ban implemented in Dickey County

Charlie Russell, emergency manager for Dickey County, announced the implementation of a burn ban in that county.

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Officials in Dickey County have reinstated a burn ban, according to Charlie Russell, emergency manager for the county.

Dry conditions, winds and higher-than-normal temperatures prompted the burn ban earlier than normal this year.

The Dickey County burn ban prohibits open fires when the North Dakota Rangeland Fire Index is very high or extreme or the National Weather Service has declared a red flag warning days.

"You are required to call your local fire chief or the sheriff's office before you burn, to cut down on false fire responses," Russell said.

Burning when prohibited is a Class B felony punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a fine of $1,500.

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