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Minnesota lifts burning restrictions statewide

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ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has lifted burning restrictions in all counties, the agency said Friday.

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Fire danger has decreased because of wet conditions and “green up” moving northward.

Those seeking to burn must obtain a burning permit available through state and federal forestry offices, from local fire wardens, or online by paying a $5 fee per calendar year. Online permits need to be activated on the day of the burn.

To obtain a burning permit online, go to bit.ly/1k1Wk6Y.

Because fire danger can change quickly, DNR foresters are able to turn off burning permits in individual counties whenever conditions warrant. That could occur if there is a dry, windy day when fires could start easily and burn quickly.

Check the fire restrictions page on the DNR website at bit.ly/1gJcgeg for information on daily changes to burn permits.  

Although the DNR has lifted state burning restrictions, local areas, counties or municipalities may have specific regulations or restrictions that affect burning operations. Check with local authorities to obtain proper permits before burning.

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