Minnesotans Firefighters Join Crews Fighting Western WildfiresFire crews from Minnesota are now being deployed to help battle the wildfires out west where more than 80 different fires are stretching resources to the limit.
Canadian Wildfires Causing Unhealthy Air In MinnesotaThe 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.
Burning Restrictions Lifted In MinnesotaDue to green-up and recent rains, fire danger in Minnesota is now low.
DNR: $5K Reward Offered For Info On Fires Near Little FallsThe 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.
This Week’s Weather Making For High Fire DangerState officials say the week’s forecast of dry and warm weather means that Minnesota will be at risk of high fire danger.
Dry Conditions Spark Wildfires Across Northern, Eastern Minnesota 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.
Grass Fire Gets Dangerously Close To Hugo School, HomesA 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.
Wildfire In St. Louis County Burns Through 5 AcresThe 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.
Burning Restrictions Extending To NE MinnesotaSpring burning restrictions will be extended to the northeastern Minnesota counties of Lake, Cook and St. Louis on Wednesday, the Department of Natural Resources says.
Minnesota DNR Shows Off New 'FireBoss' Firefighting PlanesThere's a new boss at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the FireBoss.
Authorities Suspect Wildfire Was Intentionally SetAuthorities 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.
DNR Crews Continue To Work NW Wis FireDepartment 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.
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