Wednesday, February 1st, 2023
Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

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DNR eases open burning restrictions in northeastern Minnesota

Due to widespread precipitation and cool temperatures, the
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) eased restrictions
on open burning in northeastern Minnesota, beginning at 10 a.m.,
Sept. 23. Permits for debris burning may be issued once again and
campfire restrictions were relaxed significantly.

The only special restrictions that remain in effect are for Cook
and Lake counties, and that portion of St. Louis county, north of a
line from Silica to Central lakes to Brimson where campfires or
recreational fires are allowed only in designated fire receptacles
designed for such use and associated with a residence, dwelling,
campground or resort. Campfires outside these areas are limited to
6 p.m. to midnight. In addition, within this area, fireworks
outside of municipalities are still prohibited.

Fall weekends bring many people outdoors to recreate. The DNR
urges everyone to use caution where campfires are allowed.

While almost the entire state now returns to normal fire
restrictions, the DNR reminds everyone that burning permits are
required anytime vegetation is burned during the snow free season.
Permits are available through state and federal forestry offices,
township fire wardens, and online for a $5 annual fee. In addition,
residents are reminded that municipalities may also regulate the
burning of vegetation that may require additional restrictions or
permits. People should check with local authorities to obtain
proper permits prior to lighting a fire.

Fire conditions change quickly. For more information and maps,
and to check fire conditions, visit


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