Elevated fire conditions have resulted in McLeod County enacting restrictions on open burning through Sunday, October 11 at 6 p.m.
Dry conditions, combined with gusty winds and low relative humidity values, mean any spark could become a wildfire. Do not burn while these restrictions are in effect and check any burning done recently to ensure the fire is out.
Fall harvest and hunting seasons are in full swing – including the pheasant hunting season opener this weekend – which bring additional and inherent fire risks. Farm implements and heavy equipment can be fire-starting sources. Hunters can do their part by parking vehicles only in designated parking areas on public land, well away from tall, dry grasses.
Stay connected, stay safe:
- Check the statewide fire danger and current burning restrictions webpage, which the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources updates daily.
- Follow @mnforestry (DNR Forestry) on Twitter for up-to-date information on statewide fire conditions.
- Follow @mnics (Minnesota Incident Command System) for information on large wildfires.