Green is seen in northwest Minnesota but a high fire danger remains
Carol McCarthy | May 14, 2019 AT 12:09 pm
UNDATED--Much of northwest Minnesota remains in a HIGH fire danger index according to the latest report from the Department of Natural Resources. D-N-R prevention supervisor Casey McCoy says it’s easy to think that recent rains have saturated the ground enough to prevent a wildfire - but the reality is grass…leaves…and pine needles dry surprisingly fast and become ideal fuel for a fire. McCoy says until foliage greens up people should not burn debris piles. The D-N-R has issued burning restrictions in 44 counties.
For the latest burning restrictions go to the DNR's website: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/forestry/fire/firerating_restrictions.html