Rain predicted for later today should lessen the extreme fire danger that has accompanied the earliest and driest spring on record in Northeastern Minnesota.
The Duluth News Tribune has the full story HERE.
Yesterday, despite high winds and dry air, firefighters were able to control new fires — including one near Babbitt, MN — and keep others contained. The forecasted rain is expected to lessen fire risk, although isolated thunderstorms do carry the risk of lightening igniting additional fires.
Nearly 1,000 fires have burned some 22,300 acres of Minnesota this spring.