Statewide fire danger & current burning restrictions

Escaped debris fires are the #1 cause of wildfires in Minnesota. You must have a permit to burn debris. Check your county’s current burning restrictions.

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Current burning restrictions

 
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Burning restrictions, permits & COVID-19

Township Fire Wardens may issue burning permits again. Not all Township Fire Wardens may choose to issue permits at this time. Contact your local Township Fire Warden or DNR Area Forestry Office to verify they are issuing permits.


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Please note that while DNR issues statewide regulations, if you live within a municipality that controls the open burning, local permits or more stringent regulations may apply.


Minnesota Incident Command System (MNICS)

If you're looking for up-to-date information on large wildfires in Minnesota see the Twitter feed below from MNICS.

 

 


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