Statewide Planning Level is 1.
The National Preparedness Level is 1.
There is no such thing as 100% safe ice. With winter conditions continuing in Minnesota, ice fishing and other winter activities are enjoyed throughout the state. Information concerning Ice Safety is available here.
All counties are requiring burning permits if less than 3 inches of snow is on the ground. In areas with 3 or more inches of snow on the ground, burning permits are not required.
**When there is a continuous unbroken cover of snow 3 inches deep or more surrounding the immediate area of the fire, sufficient to keep the fire from spreading, a burning permit is not required. Check with your local law enforcement office for details.**
Refer to the Burning Permits website or contact your local DNR office or Sheriff's Office for updated information concerning burning permits.
The DNR advises anyone doing burning to keep burn piles small, have a water supply nearby, and stay with the fire until it is completely out. If the fire escapes, the homeowner is responsible for the damage and suppression costs.