Apr 11, 2014 at 5:24 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (KNSI) The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will place burning restrictions over the central part of the state beginning April 14 because fire danger is expected to rapidly increase as winds pick up and snow continues to melt.
Counties that will be included in the initial burning restrictions are: Anoka, Benton, Chisago, Dakota, Douglas, Hennepin, Isanti, Otter Tail, Pope, Ramsey, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Washington and Wright.
The burning restrictions mean the state will not give out burning permits for burning brush or yard waste. Spring fire restrictions limit open burning until summer green up occurs.
Traditionally, most wildfires in Minnesota occur during April and May. More than 95 percent of these fires are caused by human error.
Temp: 28°F (-2°C)
Wind: 6 SE