Barnes County in Burn Ban

Heidi Harris
Staff Writer

A fire emergency and burn ban has been put in place in Barnes County as of Friday afternoon.

According to a memo from the Barnes County Commission, the ban includes garbage/pit burning, campfires, and burning of farm or cropland.

The maximum penalty for violation of the burn ban is 30 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

The Barnes County Commission will lift the band when the fire danger lowers.