Oct 8, 2012 at 6:58 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (KNSI) The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has added counties in the central and southeast portions of the state to the burning restrictions already in place in northwestern and north-central Minnesota.
The additional counties were placed under tighter restrictions beginning yesterday.
The new counties having limitations placed on campfires and open burning include Aitkin, Anoka, Carlton, Carver, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Dakota, Fillmore, Goodhue, Hennepin, Houston, Isanti, Olmsted, Pine, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Wabasha, Washington, Winona, and Wright.
These counties are in addition to the 22 counties that were put under restrictions on September 23rd--including Stearns.
There are now 43 counties under the Commissioner’s Order, prohibiting open fires that can be no more than 3 feet in diameter and height.
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