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Stark County reminds citizens of burning restrictions

 

As of Wednesday afternoon, Stark County has a burn ban restriction in place due to the high fire rating.

When the fire danger index is in the high, very high or extreme/red flag warning categories, all burning (including outdoor/backyard fire pits, fireplaces, charcoal grills and smokers) are prohibited, the Dickinson Fire Department said in a press release Thursday.

Gas grills are allowed when following grilling safety guidelines.

For more information, visit www.dickinsonfire.com or www.starkcountynd.gov.

Failure to comply to the ban could result in a Class B misdemeanor, which is punishable by a fine up to $1,500 or 30 days in jail.

The fire danger rating map is updated daily and can be found at www.nd.gov/des/planning/fire-danger-awareness/.

The Press Staff

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