We are seeing the first significant warm up this week, taking care of what little snow cover we had this winter.
That’s concerning for Jean Goad with the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center in Grand Rapids.
Firefighters in Minnesota and Wisconsin are battling several wildfires Wednesday that are taking over towns and destroying structures. As of Tuesday night, at least 25 wildfires had broken out in Minnesota Some of the biggest are in Red Lake, Park Rapids, Menagha and across the border in Wisconsin.
Firefighters have contained a wildfire that destroyed about a half-dozen homes and forced evacuations Tuesday in the far northwestern Minnesota town of Karlstad, a fire official said, while dry and windy conditions helped ignite several other blazes in the region.
A wildfire is still burning in northern Minnesota after it left 900 acres and one structure charred Sunday, authorities said.
The fire danger is high this weekend.
The DNR has imposed burning restrictions in northern Minnesota.