MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources added four more counties to an already growing list that are under burning restrictions as temperatures get warmer and winds pick up around the state.
The DNR said as of 8 a.m. Monday, the counties of Cook, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis now have burning restrictions in place as the risk for wild fires increases. The list includes the seven-county Twin Cities metro and has a total of 40 counties under restrictions.
Officials said there have been several wild fires in Minnesota already this year, but most have been small. Tuesday calls for a high temperature near 90 and with a breeze, there’s a heightened danger for wild fires to take place.
DNR officials said only campfires that are smaller than three feet in diameter and three feet high are allowed.