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Published April 06, 2012, 06:20 PM

GF County Sheriff Issues Emergency Burn Ban

GRAND FORKS (AP) — The Grand Forks County sheriff's department has issued an emergency burn ban for the entire county. Sheriff Bob Rost says the ban is in place until further notice.

By: Associated Press,

GRAND FORKS (AP) — The Grand Forks County sheriff's department has issued an emergency burn ban for the entire county.

Sheriff Bob Rost says the ban is in place until further notice.

The National Weather Service has nearly all of eastern North Dakota under a red flag warning until 8 p.m. because of dry grass and vegetation, low humidity and strong winds.

The Weather Service says the combination is creating critical fire weather conditions.

Firefighters responded to two aggressive grass fires on Friday in Thompson and Reynolds. East Grand Forks firefighters extinguished a fire on the south outskirts of the town on Thursday night near the coulee.

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