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Fire and Burn Ban Information

March 2, 2021 the McKenzie County Board of Commissioners approved the 2021 Burn Ban!  

McKenzie County Fire Emergency and Burn Ban Guidance
McKenzie County Fire Emergency and burn ban remains in place throughout the year, but only takes effect when the ND Rangeland Fire Danger Rating is in the High, Very High or Extreme category or a RED FLAG WARNING has been issued for McKenzie County.  Since the daily rating changes frequently, it is prudent for us to simply keep the fire emergency and burn ban in place and use the daily fire rating to guide burning activity.  

Burn Permits are required year round and requires the approval of the local fire department AND the Upper Missouri District Health Unit (they issue the actual permit). Please call our office for more information and if you have questions. 





Area Fire Departments


Alexander Rural Fire Protection District
       Chief – Lance Powell
Arnegard Rural Fire Protection District
       Chief – Rick Schreiber
Fairview Volunteer Fire Department
        Chief – Ryan Taylor
Grassy Butte Rural Fire Protection District
        Chief – Lee Geiger
Horse Creek Fire Protection District     
         Chair - Eldean Flynn
Keene/McKenzie County Rural Fire District
          Chief - John Rolfsrud
Mandaree Fire Protection District
          Chief - Marle Baker
New Town Rural Fire Protection District 
           Chief - John Degroot
Sidney Rural Fire Department
           Chief - Larry Christenson
Sioux Yellowstone Rural Fire Protection District
           Chair- Tim Denowh
Watford City/McKenzie County Rural Fire District
           Chief - Dave Uhlich
Williston Rural Fire Protection District
            Chief - John Laqua            











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