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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Burning Restrictions Took Effect Friday, March 31st

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has placed open burning restrictions effective Friday, March 31, 2017 for the central part of Minnesota. The warmer weather and spring winds dry the dead standing grass and brush, allowing them to ignite and spread quickly.

The burning restrictions mean the state will not give out burning permits for burning brush or yard waste. Open burning is especially dangerous during April and May, when most wildfires occur in Minnesota. The restrictions normally last from four to six weeks until sufficient green vegetative growth occurs. These spring fire restrictions have resulted in a dramatic decrease in the number and size of fires.

Campfires are still allowed. Be sure to watch the fire continuously and make sure it is out and cold to the touch before leaving.

Fire conditions may change quickly over the next few weeks. For more information and maps, and to check fire conditions, visit the DNR website.
MN DNR: Fire Danger & Current Burning Restrictions
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