Burning restrictions in place for area

The Bemidji Fire Department reports Beltrami County is now under a burning restriction.

Hubbard, Clearwater and the southern part Cass Counties are also included in today’s restriction map.

Only variance permits will be issued, but campfires are still allowed.

Fire authorities across the state are urging drone owners to keep their devices grounded during wildfire season.

According to a release from the Minnesota Incident Command System, aircraft used to combat wildfires must land if a drone is spotted near a wildfire.

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.

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