Fire risk high across west central Minnesota
WILLMAR -- Drought conditions, high winds and acres of dry fuel in fields, ditches and grasslands have made the region ripe for fires.
According to the most recent information from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the fire danger rating in central Minnesota is classified as "very high."
"With this wind we've had these last couple days it's just prime for it," said Josh Gilberts, the fire chief in Lake Lillian.
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