Burning restrictions lifted throughout state
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has removed the burning and campfire restrictions in all of Minnesota.
Burning permits will once again be available as determined by local conditions. Residents should be aware that conditions can change daily and some counties may still limit burning as conditions warrant. Until snow covers the ground, fine fuels (such as grasses) can be wet one day and burn the next.
The DNR advises residents and homeowners to use caution if they conduct open burning. Although much of Minnesota received precipitation sufficient to lower the chances of fires starting and spreading, soil moisture is still well below normal. Should a fire start, there is still a chance peat soils could ignite. Any piled material should be located well away from peat soils.
Fire conditions change quickly. More information, maps, and fire conditions are on the DNR website.