No burning order placed in SE Minnesota, high fire risk

Red flag warnings, burn bans

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(ABC 6 News) – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced a restriction on open burning in southeastern Minnesota, due to high and very high fire risks in the region on the afternoon of Feb. 26.

The MnDNR placed a no open burning restriction in Dodge, Freeborn, Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Steele, Wabasha and Winona Counties.

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Under the restriction, residents also may not light campfires in “dispersed, backcountry, backpacking or remote camping areas.” Additionally, fireworks are not permitted outside city limits.

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As of 3 p.m. on Monday, a “Very High” fire danger rating as been placed upon Fillmore, Houston, Olmsted, Wabasha and Winona Counties. A “High” rating is in place in Dodge, Freeborn, Mower and Steele Counties.