BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is prohibiting open burning this spring on the Oahe Wildlife Management Area south of Bismarck-Mandan.
The goal is to reduce the potential for wildfires in the heavily wooded recreation area along the Missouri River. Open burning including campfires is banned until further notice on both sides of the river.
The Oahe Wildlife Management Area covers more than 25 square miles in Burleigh, Emmons, and Morton counties. The area is popular among anglers, campers and other outdoor recreationists.