Due to the extreme hot and dry weather we are experiencing, the Mercer & Oliver Counties are in a Stage I Burn Ban until further notice.

A 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.

But,

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.

Remember even though you are allowed some options to burn this doesn’t absolve an individual or organization from liability or responsibility for any fire started by the allowed activity.

And Remember…

ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO WILLFULLY VIOLATES THIS BURN BAN IS GUILTY OF A CLASS B MISDEMEANOR (NDCC 37-17.1-10.1) PUNISHABLE BY A FINE OF UP TO $1500 AND 30 DAYS IN JAIL. THE MERCER & OLIVER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENTS ARE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE CITATIONS TO VIOLATORS.

When the Burn Ban is lifted, we are asking that all controlled burns be reported to the Sheriff’s office, 745-3333, when the fire starts and then another call when the fire has been extinguished. Thank You!

Please Visit www.mercercounty911.com for Fire Ban Updates.

 

 

 

 

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