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Burning restrictions may start Monday

ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources could start spring burning restrictions as soon as next week because of little snowpack and an early start to spring.

ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources could start spring burning restrictions as soon as next week because of little snowpack and an early start to spring.
The DNR restricts burning shortly after snow melt when exposed dead grass and brush can ignite easily and burn quickly. The restrictions normally last from four to six weeks until sufficient green vegetative growth occurs.
“The spring fire restrictions have resulted in a dramatic decrease in both the numbers and sizes of accidental fires,” said Ron Stoffel, DNR wildfire suppression supervisor.

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