Fire emergency declared for Morton County
Morton County has been declared a fire emergency, and on Friday, May 10, the Morton County Commission issued a fire ban for the entire county.
The fire emergency includes a ban on garbage and pit burning, campfires, charcoal grills, burning of farmland, cropland or ditches. This ban does not include the use of campfires, charcoal grills or chiminea devices within the city limits of Mandan.
The penalty for violations is a Class B misdemeanor, which comes with a maximum sentence of 30 days in jail or a $1,000 fine. The ban will remain in effect until further notice.
More information can be found online at co.morton.nd.us.