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The US National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for high winds and low relative humidity in the Bismarck area. The Red Flag Warning is in effect today until 10 PM. A Red Flag Warning indicates critical fire weather conditions where fires start quickly, spread rapidly, and burn intensely. Development into high intensity burning will usually be faster and occur from smaller fires. All fires are potentially serious.
When a Red Flag Warning is issued or when the fire danger index is at the “Extreme” level, all recreational burning is banned. Recreational burning typically includes: outdoor fire pits, fire places, portable outdoor fire places, and chimineas.
Special attention should be paid during the following activities:
The National Weather Service is forecasting near critical fire weather conditions for the coming weekend. For more information see the North Dakota Burn Ban Restrictions & Fire Danger Maps page at https://ndresponse.gov/burn-ban-restrictions-fire-danger-maps and the National Weather Service website at https://www.weather.gov/bis/