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.

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