Bottineau County has issued emergency burn regulations due to extremely dry conditions.
They say, in the last 10 days fire departments have responded to problematic fires due to human error like unattended agriculture burns and discarded smoking materials.
The first few have endangered private and public lands and even entered into a few farmsteads taking out farmers hay reserves.
That’s why the county wants everyone to check the fire danger map daily.
Right now the fire danger in Bottineau County is high which means no burning is allowed.
Bottineau County uses NDResponse.gov website to monitor local fire dangers. In that page is a fire danger rating map. That map is updated every morning at 6:00 a.m.
The conditions that the Bottineau County Burn Regulations cover are:
Low: Burning allowed.
Moderate: Burning allowed.
High: No burning allowed.
Very High: No burning allowed
Extreme: No burning allowed.
Bottineau County encourages people who wish to do a controlled burn to contact their local fire chief in order to develop a safe plan.
They ask you “Don’t be ‘that guy’,” who starts a fire and impacts his or her neighbors with not having a plan to deal with the fire.