Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Minnesota Initiates Burn Restrictions in NW and North-Central Areas
Because fire danger is high to very high across major portions of the state due to continued drought conditions, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is initiating burning restrictions in northwestern and north-central Minnesota.
The counties having limitations placed on campfires and open burning include: Becker, Beltrami, Benton, Cass (north of Highway 200), Clearwater, Douglas, Hubbard, Kanabec, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau, Stearns, Todd, and Wadena.
Campfires or recreational fires outside municipalities are allowed only in a designated receptacle designed for such use and associated with a residence, staffed campgrounds such as state parks, or resorts. In addition, no burning permits will be issued to the general public and no use of fireworks will be allowed outside of municipalities.
Continue to check the Statewide%20fire%20danger%20and%20current%20burning%20restrictions webpage for current information.
Please use caution when working or recreating outdoors.