Wildfire Conditions Remain High
Despite a few days of rain last week, the Lakeland PBS viewing area remains in high fire danger.
According to Bemidji Fire Chief Dave Hoefer, the dry grasses and other vegetation mixed with warm temperatures with low humidity and potential windy conditions has kept the fire danger high. As a result, fires will have the potential to spread rapidly on Sunday. Burning restrictions are in place.
Hoefer says it only takes one spark to start a fire.
Firefighters ask residents to avoid tossing cigarette butts outdoors, dragging chains from vehicles, parking vehicles in tall grass, and grilling over grassy areas.