Apr 30, 2013 at 6:35 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (KNSI) The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will place burning restrictions on 13 additional counties in central Minnesota next Monday.
These counties include Aitkin, Benton, Crow Wing, Douglas, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, Pope, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and southern Cass.
Burning restrictions took effect April 21 in Anoka, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Pine, Ramsey, Sherburne, Washington and Wright counties.
With the return to normal and above normal temperatures over the last few days, snow is rapidly melting, exposing dry grass and brush and creating a potential for wildfires.
The DNR restricts burning during the spring between the time when snow melts and green up. This is traditionally the time when most wildfires occur.
Temp: 49°F (9°C)
Wind: 7 NE