Dry conditions are expected to increase the danger of wildfires in Minnesota this weekend.
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.
Spring temperatures are finally climbing to normal highs in Minnesota, and the Department of Natural Resources wants to remind the public that as the snowpack melts, burning restrictions are falling into place.
Got brush or yard waste to burn? Do it soon. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is encouraging homeowners to complete their open burning now because restrictions will take effect soon after the snow melts.
As the drought recedes and the landscape greens up, the Department of Natural Resources is lifting burning restrictions in more Minnesota counties.
State burning restrictions are being lifted next week in 13 more Minnesota counties.
The spring green-up is allowing authorities to lift burning restrictions in 13 Twin Cities metro and central Minnesota counties.
About 50 acres have burned in a large grass fire Wednesday morning near Interstate 94 in Brooklyn Park.
Burning restrictions began Monday for 35 Minnesota counties, including Hennepin, Wright and Dakota counties, the Department of Natural Resources said.
As expected, our unusually warm weather is increasing the danger of wildfires.
Burning restrictions are in place across much of southern Minnesota this week because of the high fire risk.
The DNR has imposed burning restrictions in northern Minnesota.
In another sign of spring, restrictions on open burning take effect Friday in 19 counties in central Minnesota.