New Counties Added To Burn Restriction List
More counties have been added to the burn restriction list, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Itasca, Mahnomen, and Wadena are among 24 new counties that have been listed.
The state will not be issuing burning permits for brush or yard waste until the restrictions are lifted.
“Warm and dry conditions are key factors for wildfires, so we have to remain vigilant about restricting open burning,” said Casey McCoy, DNR fire prevention supervisor. “These restrictions really do work: they’ve helped us reduce wildfires by more than 30 percent over the past decade.”
Other counties added:
Lake of the Woods
St. Louis South