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White Earth Reservation Natural Resources Department restricts issuance of burning permits


Burn Restrictions

Written Order

Pursuant to the White Earth Conservation Code C.C. 603.02 Subdivision 3, Burning Rules and Regulations, The White Earth Natural Resources Department may, upon such determination, by written order, suspend the issuance of permits for open fires, revoke or suspend the operation of a permit previously issued and, to the extent the White Earth Natural Re-sources Department deems necessary, prohibit the building of all or some kinds of open fires in all or any part of a wildfire area regardless of whether a permit is otherwise required.

Current data showsthe White Earth Reservation to be insevere drought conditions and have had very limited measurable precipitationover the past several weeks. Extended forecasting predicts continued hot and dry conditions. A substantial amount of rainfall is needed to provide relief and reduce fire danger.


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