Statewide Planning Level is 3.
National Preparedness Level is 1.
All counties in Minnesota are now requiring burning permits.
Burning restrictions are in effect for the following counties: Becker, Beltrami, Cass North, Clearwater, Hubbard, Kittson, Koochiching, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Otter Tail, Pennington, Polk East, Roseau and Wadena.
The current US Drought Monitor Map of MN.
Be Safe with Campfires
The DNR suggests following these steps to build a safe campfire:
- Clear the campfire site down to bare soil
- The area should be clear of any combustible material five feet in all directions around the fire.
- Build a small fire no more than three feet in diameter
- The fire should be contained within a designated fire ring that is three feet or less in diameter and three feet or less in height.
- To build one, scoop out a depression in the center of a cleared area and arrange a ring of rocks around it.
- Have a bucket of water and a shovel near the campfire
- Put out the campfire by drowning it with water, stirring it and drowning it again
Be careful with gas lanterns, barbecue grills, gas stoves and anything that can start a wildfire.