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Burning Restrictions Imposed in Minnesota

By Randy Thoms Nov 3, 2022 | 8:35 AM

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Unusually dry conditions in Minnesota have prompted restrictions on open burning.

Koochiching County is among several where the ban is applied.

The state’s Natural Resources Department says no permits for burning brush or yard waste will be issued until the restrictions are lifted.

Backyard campfires are permitted.

“Extreme drought conditions in combination with dry fall vegetation, low humidity, and wind make for dangerous fire conditions,” states Allissa Reynolds, DNR wildfire prevention supervisor, in a release. “Restricting open burning prevents a burn pile from escaping and becoming a wildfire.”

The DNR reports crews having to respond to several fires across the state in recent weeks, including three around the Warroad area.

For more information and daily updates on current fire risk and open burning restrictions, visit the statewide fire danger and burning restrictions page of the DNR website


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