Jamestown  (CSi) The Stutsman County Commission has declared a Fire Emergency.

That’s in addition to the county’s  year round burn ordinance that bans burning in very high or extreme fire danger or a Red Flag Warning.

Stutsman County’s new Emergency Manager Andrew Kirking says declaring a fire emergency helps increase public awareness, of the current dry conditions, and several days of high wind leading to recent grassland fires in the county.