DULUTH, MINNESOTA, ~~~~ June 26, 2020 (LSN) With fire danger increasing, in and around the Superior National Forest, campers and day use visitors to the National Forest should be extra vigilant when building and extinguishing campfires. Currently the drought conditions are similar to the high fire years of 2006 and 2011 - which was the year of the Pagami fire. With the continued lack of moisture and increase in temperatures, there is the potential for any escaped fire to spread rapidly, especially on windy days.
We want you to enjoy a campfire, gooey s’mores, and a night sky full of stars, so here are a few tips for minimizing those risks:
For details regarding current fire conditions on Minnesota national forests visit the Minnesota Incident Command System website: www.mnics.org.
Statewide fire danger conditions and current burning restrictions can be found on the Minnesota DNR website at www.dnr.state.mn.us/forestry/fire/firerating_restrictions.html.
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