DNR Banning Open Burning in Several Central MN Counties
UNDATED -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is restricting open burning in a number of central Minnesota counties effective immediately.
With warmer temperatures and dry conditions, the risk of wildfires has increased.
Some of the counties under the burning ban include Benton, Morrison, Stearns, Sherburne, and Wright.
The DNR will not issue permits for open burning of brush or yard waste until the conditions improve and the restrictions are lifted.
If a debris fire rekindles or escapes, the person who set it is liable for any damage caused as well as firefighting costs.
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