ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is lifting burning and campfire restrictions in areas of northwestern and southeastern Minnesota.
That doesn't mean all of the state can burn freely: 18 counties in east-central Minnesota, including the Twin Cities, remain under burning and campfire restrictions.
Counties that are still under burning and campfire restrictions include Anoka, Benton, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Washington and Wright.
Campfires or recreational fires in affected counties and municipalities are allowed only in a designated receptacle designed for such use and associated with a residence, staffed campgrounds such as state parks, or resorts.
Counties in the northwest and southeast parts of the state will once again revert to local control and ordinances. Residents should be aware that conditions can change daily and some counties may still limit burning as conditions warrant.
The DNR warns residents and homeowners that soil moisture remains well below normal.
More information, maps, and fire conditions are available on the DNR website.
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