Wildland fire information

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Statewide Burning Restrictions Lifted

Recent rain and a return of near-normal temperatures and higher evening humidity have greatly reduced the risk of wildfire. 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

Greenwood Area of Closures map

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DNR Emergency Closure Order, Greenwood Fire in Lake County

-Updated Sept 27, 2021

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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. Learn how to build and extinguish a campfire.

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Make your home Firewise

Brush, grass, or forest fires don't have to be disasters. Firewise principles can save lives and property from wildfire. Learn more about how you can protect your property

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Minnesota Incident Command System

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