Local

DNR Imposes New Burning Restrictions

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Take Your Turkey To The Next Level
  2. The Largest Gathering Of 'Elves' In Bangkok
  3. 4 Things To Know For Nov. 26, 2014
  4. WCCO Interview: 'White Christmas' At Orpheum Theatre
  5. Sleeping Disorders Could Be Behind Behavioral Issues In Kids
burning restrictions DNR Imposes New Burning Restrictions

(credit: Minnesota DNR)

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – As expected, our unusually warm weather is increasing the danger of wildfires.

New burning restrictions will kick in a week from today for much of central and northern Minnesota.

Hennepin, Wright and Dakota counties are included.

The Department of Natural Resources is moving earlier than usual as any remaining snow melts away and leaves behind dead grasses and brush.

Nearly all Minnesota wildfires that spark up in the spring are caused by people.

Mike Binkley was out on assignment Monday afternoon for Finding Minnesota and came across this grass fire at Interstate 35W and 95th Avenue in Blaine.

grass fire DNR Imposes New Burning Restrictions

(credit: Mike Binkley)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,989 other followers