DNR officials urge caution during dry conditions
PARK RAPIDS - Although burning permits are still being issued, the Department of Natural Resources is asking area residents to be "extremely careful with fire at all times."
The dearth of precipitation - it's been a month since rainfall has measured an inch - has sent fire danger into the "high" zone, said Mark Carlstrom of the DNR Forestry.
"We are daily assessing the weather and long-range forecasts," he said.
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