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.
The Fire danger and Burning restrictions maps are updated daily, usually by midmorning.
When using the downloadable fire danger map, note the date stamp on the map.
Foresty Area Fire Danger Rating
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.
When using the downloadable burning restrictions map, note the date stamp on the map.
County Burning Restriction
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
You may obtain and activate a burning permit online. Some Township Fire Wardens may not be issuing burning permits at this time. If you would like to obtain a burning permit from your local Township Fire Warden, please call your local DNR Forestry Office for information on active wardens in your area.