Minn. DNR: Wildfire Conditions In The MakingApril had its share of rain, snow and even freezing temperatures. But the extended weather forecast calls for clear skies and warmer temperatures, drying out dead grass that can ignite and burn rapidly.
Week Of Dry Weather Boosts Wildfire ThreatState officials are warning that this week’s forecast of warm and dry weather comes with an increased risk of wildfires.
4 Things To Know: California Wildfires, Vikings-49ers Match & MoreFrom the deadly wildfire in California to the Vikings-49ers match Monday night, here are the four stories to know for Monday, Sept. 14.
4 Things To Know: Maplewood Shooting, Wildfires & MoreHere's a look at the four things you need to know for Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015.
2 Minnesota Helicopters, Crew Dispatched To Washington FireMinnesota is dispatching two Blackhawk helicopters and 14 associated personnel to help fight the wildfires in Washington state. Gov. Mark Dayton issued an executive order Friday to provide the assistance in a state dealing with widespread fires that are chewing up hundreds of thousands of acres.
Training Never Ends For FirefightersRain would be very much appreciated in the western United States where dozens of wildfires are burning. And several crews from Minnesota have been deployed to help. A crew out of Grand Rapids just left for Montana. They are the eighth Minnesota group deployed to help battle the fires.
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.
Minnesota Sees Worst Air Quality In 20 Years Due To Canadian WildfiresMassive forest fires in Canada continue to cause problems in Minnesota. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) reported that Monday's air quality was the worst that has been recorded in Minnesota in the last 20 years. MPCA spokesperson Frank Kohlasch says for about 8 hours on Monday air quality was worse in Minnesota than it is in Beijing, China.
Air Pollution Warning Issued For Northern MinnesotaThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is issuing an air pollution warning for northern Minnesota due to smoke from wildfires in Canada.
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.
Prime Wildfire Conditions Lead To Wis. Red Flag WarningState officials say there is an extremely good chance of wildfires in central Wisconsin. The National Weather Service and the Department of Natural Resources has issued a Red Flag Warning for Saturday for Wood, Adams, Juneau, Monroe and Jackson counties through 7 p.m.
Minnesota Under Red Flag Warning For Fire RiskThe entire state of Minnesota is under a red flag warning Wednesday. The fire danger is extreme because of warm, windy and dry weather. Gov. Mark Dayton is authorizing the Minnesota National Guard to help fight wildfires.