Abnormally Dry Conditions Causing Wildfire Concerns in Northeastern Minnesota

  • Source: KQDS-TV Fox 21 Duluth
  • Published: 06/27/2020 07:44 PM

Conditions are dry across the Northland causing major concerns about potential wildfires in Northeastern Minnesota. June is usually a wet summer month, but less rain than normal has caused potentially dangerous fire danger within the Superior National Forest and Boundary Waters. People building campfires or burning in windy conditions need to use extreme caution. The forest service recommends that no burning take place on windy days. Some important safety steps are to always have a bucket or cooler of water on hand, plus burn sites should always be cold to the touch after a fire burns. “We want people to continue to go out and recreate and enjoy the experience of Superior National Forest we just want them to take some extra steps and be very vigilant right now in this time of drought until we get significant rain,” says Tom Roach, the assistant zone fire management officer at the Superior National Forest.


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