Near critical fire danger today

The Bemidji Fire Department warns of a near critical fire danger today, with a forecast showing low humidity and high winds.

According to the National Weather Service, the near critical fire danger is present for Lake of the Woods, Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Becker and Wadena Counties.

Winds will be from the north at 20 to 25 miles per hour from late morning through late afternoon,  and relative humidity is as low as 25 to 30 percent.

The Minnesota DNR lists most of the state as under burning restrictions with variance permits only.


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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