Tighter Burning Restrictions To Start On Sunday

Saturday, October 6th, 2012 at 10:31 am

The Department of Natural Resources plans to put counties in central and southeastern Minnesota under tighter campfire and open burning restrictions starting Sunday.

The following counties will be effected by the restrictions: Aitkin, Anoka, Carlton, Carver, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Dakota, Fillmore, Goodhue, Hennepin, Houston, Isanti, Olmsted, Pine, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Wabasha, Washington, Winona, and Wright.

The new restrictions prohibit open fires. Campfires outside municipalities are allowed in a “designated receptacle” at state parks or resorts. These fires must be no more than 3 feet in diameter and height.

Burning permits will not be issued.

For more information on burning restrictions, go to the DNR’s website.

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