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.

Fire Danger

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Foresty AreaFire Danger Rating
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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources produces and updates the statewide fire danger map daily.

The statewide fire danger map is a tool providing a relative measure of burning conditions and wildfire growth potential. The rating takes into account current and preceding weather, fuel types (grasses, brush, timber, and slash), and live and dead fuel moisture.

Burning Restrictions

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CountyBurning Restriction
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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources produces and updates the burning restrictions map daily.

The current burning restrictions map shows where you must have a permit to burn debris like small amounts of dry leaves and brush. Burning permits and restrictions may vary by administrative areas that usually follow county boundaries. Visit burning permit information to apply for a burning permit online and frequently asked questions.

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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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.