Open Fire Ban Removed, Local Burn Restrictions Remain on Oahe WMA

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has removed the open fire ban on the Oahe Wildlife Management Area effective immediately.

However, this area still falls under burn restrictions implemented by Morton, Burleigh and Emmons counties, which only allows open fires, including campfires, when the fire danger rating is low or moderate.

The burn ban is in effect when the rating is very high or extreme and/or a red flag warning has been issued.

Oahe WMA covers more than 16,000 acres along the Missouri River south of Bismarck and Mandan within Burleigh, Emmons and Morton counties.