Statewide Burning Restrictions Lifted
Recent rain and a return of near-normal temperatures and higher evening humidity have greatly reduced the risk of wildfire. In response, effective 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, September 21, burning restrictions in Cook and Lake counties will be removed. This means that as of Tuesday, all DNR-issued burning restrictions will be lifted across the state.
Remember fires can start easily in dry grass and leaves in fall. Please stay alert and be sure to check the statewide fire conditions and burning restrictions for current information.
Closures on active wildfires in Minnesota
Minnesota Incident Command System (MNICS (link is external)) has current information on active fires in Minnesota.
Greenwood Fire Area of Closure
The U.S. Forest Service-Superior National Forest and the Department of Natural Resources have issued an Area of Closure around the Greenwood Fire in Lake County. All lands, waters, trails, portage, canoe routes and recreation sites within the perimeter are closed. Portions of DNR-managed lands are affected:
Greenwood Area of Closures
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-Updated Sept 21, 2021
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Minnesota Incident Command System
MNICS is an interagency group that coordinates active fire situations in Minnesota.
Learn more about MNICS.