Early, Dry Spring Leads to High Fire Risk

Duluth Fire Dept. Responds to 2 Grass Fires

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With snow on the way this week, firefighters say it still won’t be enough to prevent dangerous fire conditions in Minnesota.

Starting Wednesday, the DNR will enforce spring burning restrictions.

Within an hour Monday afternoon, Duluth firefighters responded to two grass fires. and they say an early spring means a bad fire season.

“Even legal fires can be dangerous because it’s so dry and so windy,” explained Duluth Fire Captain Shawn Krizaj. “If it gets a little bit out of control the leaves or the dry grass will really light up quick.”

Fire officials say recreational fires are okay, but it’s illegal to burn brush or leaves and leave your fire unattended.

For more information on the DNR fire restrictions, click here.

For more information on City of Duluth recreational fire laws, click here.

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