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DNR says watch winter fires

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Winter is generally a good time to burn large brush and slash piles left over from logging and land clearing. However, if not properly extinguished and monitored, burned piles can rekindle and spark wildfires in the spring.

Forester Jeff Edmonds of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), said no burning permit is required if there are at least three inches of snow on the ground.

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