Governor Jack Dalrymple has announced that the statewide burn ban in North Dakota will remain in effect until May 8th, 2015.

The governor's office announced the decision earlier today, April 30th, according to the Grand Forks Herald.

With the announcement, Dalrymple also reminded county commissioners that they can issue their own county-wide burn bans after May 8th, if they feel it's needed.

If the fire danger rating in your area is low or moderate, burning may be allowed, but you must first get it approved by local fire authorities.

Governor Dalrymple first issued a statewide burn ban back on April 1st.

[Grand Forks Herald]