June 28, 2016
Statewide Planning Level is 2.
The National Preparedness Level is 2.
Two 20-person Type II IA crew are currently assigned to incidents.
MIFC Crew #1 is assigned to the 2016 R3 Regional Support in New Mexico, and the crew is prepositioned in Flagstaff Arizona at the Coconino National Forest.
MIFC Crew #2 is assigned to the Crow Peak Fire in the Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota.
Be Safe with Campfires
- Clear the campfire site down to bare soil
The area should be clear of any combustible material 5 feet in all directions around the fire.
Build a small fire no more than 3 feet in diameter
The fire should be contained within a designated fire ring which is 3 feet or less in diameter and 3 feet or less in height.
To build one, scoop out a depression in the center of a cleared area and arrange a ring of rocks around it.
Have a bucket of water and a shovel near the campfire
Put out the campfire by drowning it with water, stirring it and drowning it again
For people who don’t have a campsite with a designated fire ring, select a safe place for the campfire. Choose a level area away from dry grass, shrubs or logs that is free of overhanging branches. Then scoop out a depression in the center of the area and put a ring of rocks around it.
Be careful with gas lanterns, barbecue grills, gas stoves and anything that can start a wildfire.
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.
Refer to the Burning Permits website or contact your local DNR office or Sheriff's Office for updated information.