A Red Flag Warning is in effect today for Beltrami, Clearwater, Cass, and Hubbard Counties.
Strong winds and low humidity are creating ideal conditions for wildfire.
Many counties in northern and western Minnesota are under the expanded warning, including:
Becker, Clay, Cook, Crow Wing, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Lake Of The Woods, Mahnomen, Otter Tail, St. Louis, Wadena and Wilkin.
The Red Flag Warning remains in effect today for Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake and Roseau counties.
The National Weather Service indicates that relative humidity could be as low as 19 percent, temperatures in the 90s, and wind speeds in the 20s.
Burning is prohibited today in affected counties.