Wildland fire information

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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.

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Spring burning restrictions begin

Warm temps and dry conditions in northwest Minnesota mean increased wildfire risk, so spring burning restrictions are now in effect. Additional counties will be added as conditions change. Check current fire risk and open burning restrictions.

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Campfire safety

Whether you're in a state forest or in your backyard, campfires should be constructed with 3 feet or less in diameter and not more than 3 feet in height.
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Firewise in Minnesota

Brush, grass or forest fires don't have to be disasters. Firewise principles can save live and property from wildfire.
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Minnesota Incident Command System

MNICS is an interagency group that coordinates active fire situations in Minnesota.
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