Burn Restrictions In Effect For Morton, Burleigh
UPDATE: more counties are considering a burn ban; read abut it here from the Tribune.
More than half of North Dakota is in the “extreme” category of the fire danger index - including Morton County, which declared a "burn ban" Friday. Burleigh and Emmons Counties have also issued burning restrictions.
A burn ban prohibits open fires including garbage/pit burning, campfires, charcoal grills and burning of farmland, cropland or ditches.
More on the fire emergency here, via the Bismarck, Tribune.