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North Dakota Game and Fish asks outdoor enthusiasts to be aware of spring wildfire danger

An increase in human outdoor activity, combined with dry vegetation and high winds, make this time of year highly susceptible to wildfires.

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BISMARCK – Springtime is prime time for wildfires, and the North Dakota Game and Fish Department is asking outdoor enthusiasts to be aware of ground conditions while out and about this spring.

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An increase in human outdoor activity in spring, combined with dead ground vegetation and high winds, make this time of year highly susceptible to wildfires.

Because of highly variable weather patterns, North Dakota experiences a distinct spring fire season every year. With that in mind, it’s important to pay attention to the fire danger index, and to follow the appropriate measures.

In a news release, the Game and Fish Department said hunters and anglers should keep up with the daily rural fire danger index , issued by the National Weather Service to alert the public to conditions that may be conducive to accidental starting or spread of fires.

In addition, county governments have the authority to adopt penalties for violations of county restrictions related to burning bans. These restrictions apply regardless of the daily fire danger index and remain in place until each county’s commission rescinds the ban.

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More info: NDResponse.gov .

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