WHEREAS, Dunn County, North Dakota has very dry conditions with significant fuel supplies available; and WHEREAS, Dunn County, North Dakota, has sustained or been threatened with rural fires as of this date, and the Dunn County Department of Emergency Services has been in consultation with local fire departments; and WHEREAS, all available resources remain committed to protecting life and property; and WHEREAS, the impact of fires could threaten the health, well-being, and safety of the citizens of Dunn County; and WHEREAS, the cost of response, inordinate equipment wear and fire damages may be in excess of County resources.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Dunn County Commissioners declare a Fire Emergency and Burn Ban to include a ban on ignition of fireworks, garbage burning, campfires, burning of farm or crop land, and unnecessary off-road motorized travel when the North Dakota Rangeland Fire Index is in the High, Very High, or Extreme category and/or a Red Flag Warning has been issued for Dunn County, North Dakota. The daily Rangeland Fire Index can be found at the following web site:
www.crh.noaa. gov/bis/?n=fire_weather_ public
ANY INDIVIDUAL WH O WILLFULLY VIOLATES THE BURN BAN IS GUILTY OF A CLASS B MISDEMEANOR (NDCC 37-17.1-10): MAXIMUM SENTENCE OF 30 DAYS IN JAIL AND A $1500 FINE (NDCC 12.1-32.01), AND RESTITUTION OF FIRE SUPPRESSION COSTS MAY BE SOUGHT FROM THE COURT.
Dated this 2nd Day of March, 2016, Dunn
County North Dakota
Chairman Dunn County Commission