Burning restrictions in Cook & Lake counties
Rain and cooler temps in much of northern Minnesota have decreased wildfire risk, allowing burning restrictions to be removed in many areas. Wildfire risk remains high in the northeastern tip of Minnesota. Campfires for dispersed camping, open burning, and fireworks are restricted in Cook and Lake counties. Please review all burning restriction information before any outdoor activity.
Thank you for continuing to follow burning restrictions.
The fire danger and burning restrictions maps are updated daily. Click on either map for up-to-date, county-specific information.
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.