Burning restrictions began Monday for 35 Minnesota counties, including Hennepin, Wright and Dakota counties, the Department of Natural Resources said.
All the rain that came with Monday night’s storms helped dial down the risk of wildfires in the area.
As expected, our unusually warm weather is increasing the danger of wildfires.
Fire crews are responding to a large grass fire burning just to the southwest of the Dalbo Wildlife Management Area.
Firefighters in northeastern Minnesota are making progress on containing the wildfire burning in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
Firefighters in northern Minnesota are making progress on a wildfire that started in August in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. It is now 80 percent contained, up from 78 percent on Sunday.
Officials tallying the cost of fighting the widespread wildfire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northeastern Minnesota say expenses have topped $12 million.
Hundreds of firefighters battling the forest fire in northeastern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area hope to have the blaze fully contained by the end of the week.
A forest fire that smoldered for nearly a month on the Minnesota-Canada border before exploding this week to cover nearly 160 square miles is laying bare old disagreements over the best way to manage wildfire.
A rapidly expanding wildfire in Minnesota’s north woods spread a plume of smoke across the Upper Midwest on Tuesday, with haze smudging the sky as far away as Chicago and Milwaukee, where the Brewers closed their stadium roof before a night game.
Minnesota is sending three fire crews to New Mexico to help battle wildfires.
Minnesota is sending a fire crew to help battle wildfires in drought-stricken Texas.
It may be cold and damp across much of Minnesota, but authorities are warning that wildfires are still a danger.
In another sign of spring, restrictions on open burning take effect Friday in 19 counties in central Minnesota.