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FIRE EMERGENCY DECLARATION & BURN BAN

Posted 5/01/18 (Tue)

FIRE EMERGENCY DECLARATION AND BURN BAN

for

McLEAN COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA

 

May 1, 2018

 

WHEREAS, McLean, North Dakota is currently experiencing dry conditions combined with high winds as well as continued, forecast dry weather conditions; 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 citizens in McLean County; and

 

WHEREAS, the cost of emergency response and the inordinate equipment wear may be far in excess of available County resources.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of McLean County Commissioners declares a Fire Emergency and Burn Ban (to include a ban on ignition of farm or crop land, hay land, sloughs, construction debris, fallen trees, campfires/bonfires, fireworks, leaves, grass clippings, charcoal grills and garbage/pits burning) remain in effect, until further notice, whenever the North Dakota Rangeland Fire Danger Rating is Very High, Extreme and/or a Red Flag Warning has been issued for McLean County, North Dakota through November 1, 2018.

 

ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO WILLFULLY VIOLATES THIS BURN BAN IS GUILTY OF A CLASS B MISDEMEANOR (NDCC 37-17.1-10.1; MAXIMUM SENTENCE OF 30 DAYS IN JAIL AND A $1500.00 FINE), AND RESTITUTION OF FIRE SUPPRESSION COSTS MAY BE SOUGHT FROM THE COURT. THE McLEAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT IS AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE CITATIONS TO VIOLATORS.

 

The North Dakota Rural Fire Danger Guide is posted on the McLean County website: www.mcleancountynd.gov or residents can contact the McLean County Sheriff’s Office at 701-462-8103.

 

DATED at Washburn, North Dakota this 1st day of May, 2018.

 

 

_________________________________                        Attest:  ___________________________________

Barry Suydam, Chairperson                                                          Leslie Korgel

McLean County Commission                                                         McLean County Auditor