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Fire danger increasing with drier conditions


Dry conditions the last two weeks of April have contributed to several wildfires in northwestern Minnesota. The Department of Natural Resources warns of an outlook for similar conditions into May, increasing the potential for higher wildfire activity in the region.

Everyone can do their prevention part by following current burning restrictions and being safe with fire.

“Year after year, escaped debris burning is the number one cause of Minnesota’s wildfires,” said Greg Snyder, DNR Forestry northwest region assistant manager. “When conditions are this dry, any spark can quickly tur...

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