The thick haze caused by smoke from more than 100 Canadian wildfires is causing unhealthy air quality conditions across a large part of Minnesota. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency reports that the air quality is rated unhealthy for everyone from a large part of northwestern Minnesota, including Detroit Lakes, extending down to Brainerd and St. Cloud toward the Twin Cities suburbs.
Due to green-up and recent rains, fire danger in Minnesota is now low.
The DNR announced Monday that a reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of an arsonist suspected of starting two potentially dangerous wildfires last month near Little Falls.
State officials say the week’s forecast of dry and warm weather means that Minnesota will be at risk of high fire danger.
Although the streak of warm, dry days has come to an end with small thunderstorms Saturday night and Sunday morning, two grass fires burned through northern and eastern Minnesota Saturday afternoon.
A grass fire northeast of the Twin Cities came dangerously close to houses and a school Thursday afternoon. Blackened grass now sits just across the sidewalk outside of Oneka Elementary School in Hugo.
The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office say they believe the fire started near the intersection of Howard Gnesen Road and Lismore Road in Rice Township, where a nearby homeowner was burning cardboard in a barrel fire.
Spring burning restrictions will be extended to the northeastern Minnesota counties of Lake, Cook and St. Louis on Wednesday, the Department of Natural Resources says.
There’s a new boss at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the FireBoss.
Authorities suspect a wildfire in Cass County that caused an evacuation and a heavy firefighting response was intentionally set. The sheriff’s department says ten homes were evacuated Wednesday afternoon when the fast-moving fire burned about 76 acres near Cass Lake.
Department of Natural Resources crews continued to secure fire lines and put out any hot spots after a planned fire unexpectedly spread in Burnett County. Crews contained the fire near Grantsburg Tuesday afternoon, but not before it consumed 600 acres beyond a planned burn area of about 500 acres.
Crews have stopped the spread of a fire that got out of control during a prescribed burn in northwestern Wisconsin.
Minnesota firefighters are feeling the loss of 19 comrades who died in a wildfire in Arizona.
Authorities say logging operations started a massive wildfire in northwestern Wisconsin that destroyed more than a dozen homes. The state Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday that law enforcement officials confirmed logging equipment started the fire.
Authorities are investigating whether logging operations may have sparked a massive wildfire in northwestern Wisconsin that destroyed dozens of buildings and forced at least 60 people from their homes, state officials said Wednesday.
Gov. Mark Dayton has signed an emergency order to help the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center fight wildfires around the state.
Spring fire restrictions will soon take effect in Minnesota, so the Department of Natural Resources is asking those who wish to burn yard waste to do so soon.
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A wildfire, fueled by heavy winds, has destroyed nearly all of a very small North Dakota town.
Multiple agencies are responding to a large grass fire Friday afternoon behind the address of 11512 Dale Road in Woodbury, says Washington County dispatch.
The Minnesota Inter Agency Fire Center is reporting that the town of Karlstad in northwestern Minnesota is being evacuated because of a growing wildfire. The town has 760 residents.
The Department of Natural Resources is asking Minnesotans to be extra careful Monday and Tuesday as extremely dry conditions across the state have the potential to start fires.
Firefighters in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area are still working to put out a wild fire that started over the weekend.
Labor Day weekend is a popular time for people to visit Minnesota’s state parks, but there’s an important reminder about watching campfires.
State authorities say the wildfire threat is growing in Minnesota.