Fire Restrictions to be Tightened

Fire restrictions will be tightened on Friday, April 23, in the Superior and Chippewa National Forests as continued dry weather raises the risk of wildfire.

The Duluth News-Tribune has the full story HERE.

Beginning tomorrow, all campfires, charcoal fires and grills we be prohibited across the state’s two National Forests. Fireworks will also be banned in an effort to reduce the threat of fire.

Likewise, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has banned all campfires in wooded areas on state-managed lands from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Fires are also banned in remote areas on state lands.

Campfires on state and private land are allowed in developed campgrounds and in fire grates from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m., when conditions are typically less dry and cooler.

Nearly 900 separate wildfires have burned more than 17,500 acres of Minnesota this spring, accordig to the Duluth News-Tribune story.

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