Mercer & Oliver Counties are now under a Burn Ban that is only in effect when the Fire Danger Rating is High, Very High, Extreme and/or a Red Flag Warning has been issued. Fire Danger Rating Map is found at: http://www.nd.gov/des/planning/fire-danger-awareness/ Scroll to middle of the page, look for “North Dakota Fire Danger Rating Map.”
Stage I Burn Ban means:
No controlled burns, no large pit fires and no burning garbage of any kind.
No throwing cigarette butts or anything out in a grassy area or any area that may start to burn.
No Special burning permission will be given for any reason.
You can have a Campfire in a developed recreational site or improved site, while always keeping an eye on it.
You can use grills and units that have an on/off switch in an area that you can safely operate without starting a fire.
When the Burn Ban is not in effect, we are asking that all controlled burns be reported to the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, 745-3333, when the fire starts and then another call when the fire has been extinguished.
Thank You for using Common Sense and Always Burning Responsibly!