Majority of Minnesota under burning restrictions

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Burning restrictions are in place throughout the majority of Minnesota.

The Department of Natural Resources says the risk of wildfire is "very high" due to extreme drought conditions.

Most of the state is under a "no open burning" restriction, which was issued Thursday by the DNR, who says extreme drought conditions, dry fall vegetation, low humidity, and wind increase the risk of wildfires. Permits will not be issued for open burning of brush or yard waste until the restrictions are lifted, but campfires are permitted.

Residents are urged to check the restrictions for their county.