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Published May 13, 2013, 03:03 PM

Burn ban in effect for Grand Forks County

A fire emergency and burn ban has been instituted for Grand Forks County. The ban will last at least until the county commissioners meet Wednesday afternoon in a special session.

A fire emergency and burn ban has been instituted for Grand Forks County. The ban will last at least until the county commissioners meet Wednesday afternoon in a special session.

Sheriff Bob Rost cites numerous rural fires and abnormally dry conditions as the reason for the ban. Anyone who violates the burn ban is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.

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