Stark County Fire Rating/ Burn Ban Information
The 2019 Burn Ban is in effect when the North Dakota Rangeland Fire Rating is in the “High”, “Very High”, or “Extreme” category and/or a Red Flag Warning has been issued. The Rangeland Fire Rating is issued on a daily basis.
THE PENALTY FOR VIOLATION OF A BURN BAN
IS A CLASS B MISDEMEANOR NDCC
37-17.1-10: MAXIMUM SENTENCE OF
30 DAYS IN JAIL AND $1,500 FINE
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Charcoal grills, smokers, and gas grills are allowed when following grilling safety guidelines.
Outdoor/backyard fire pits, fire places and chimineas may be used within city limits and must be equipped with a screen to contain sparks and embers and flame must stay contained inside the screen at all times. Ensure the unit is on a non-combustible surface and maintain a distance of 15’ from combustibles or structure.
Burning trash, grass, leaves etc. is prohibited. If a complaint is received concerning smoke from a fire, the fire will be required to be extinguished. Please enjoy your outdoor fireplace safely.
"Very High" Category
"Extreme And/Or Red Flag" Category
All burning including Outdoor/backyard fire pits, fire places and chimineas is prohibited.
Gas grills, charcoal grills or smokers are allowed. When using charcoal grills or smokers the unit must be on non-combustible surface and maintain a distance of 10' from combustibles or structure.