Radar Fire at 100 percent containment, management turned back to DNR

The Radar Fire is now 100 percent contained, as command over the situation is now back with the Department of Natural Resources this morning.

The MNICS says the hot, dry conditions were challenging the mop-up operations.

Most of Beltrami and Hubbard counties are in an extreme drought, with at least half the state in a severe drought.

The 60-acre wildfire, first reported six days ago, was human-caused.

Burning restrictions remain in effect.

MNICS says fires under extreme conditions start quickly, spread furiously and burn intensely.

Homeowners can learn how to help defend their properties against wildfire through the DNR’s Firewise webpage.

Radar Road is closed to non-essential traffic, and passersby are asked to not hinder firefighting response by slowing traffic in the area.

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