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Published September 05, 2012, 09:55 AM

Governor Dalrymple declares statewide fire emergency

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Jack Dalrymple has declared a statewide rural fire emergency.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Jack Dalrymple has declared a statewide rural fire emergency.

Dalrymple issued the executive order on Wednesday. He says weather conditions have created a serious fire threat in much of North Dakota.

The order applies statewide but restrictions are in place only in counties when the National Weather Service's Fire Danger Index indicates "very high" or "extreme" fire danger.

Dalrymple's order allows the state to provide equipment and other resources to help local and tribal officials in the event of fire outbreak.

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