The National Preparedness Level is 1.
For additional wildfire information, the Minnesota Incident Command System website is available.
With ice forming on Minnesota lakes, outdoor enthusiasts may be tempted to get out before ice is thick enough to support foot traffic. The MN DNR conservation officers have a message -- stay off the ice until at least 4 inches of new, clear ice is present. Full story
Discover more by visiting Smokey Bear's campfire safety website.
The MN DNR wants to remind visitors that only approved firewood is allowed on lands managed by the DNR, such as state parks, state forests and wildlife management areas. Full story.
Burning permits are required when there is less than 3 inches of snow on the ground.
Refer to the Burning Permits website or contact your local DNR office or Sheriff's Office for updated information concerning burning permits.
The DNR advises anyone doing burning to keep burn piles small, have a water supply nearby, and stay with the fire until it is completely out. If the fire escapes, the homeowner is responsible for the damage and suppression costs.