Wildfire risk in MN, DNR reminds public to make safety a priority

Featured photo: The Radar Road fire of 2021 in Beltrami County.

The DNR says 207 wildfires have been reported since May 1 and is reminding the public to report wildfires immediately by calling 911 from a safe location.

“We learn of people every year who have suffered serious injuries that require hospitalizations, or worse, fatalities, from attempting to control a wildfire on their own,” said Paul Lundgren, DNR wildfire section manager.

“Just like a house fire, a wildfire is extremely dangerous and unpredictable.”

If your fire escapes or you spot a wildfire, call 911 immediately.

As summer approaches, be careful when burning vegetation or enjoying an evening around the campfire. Any fire larger than 3 feet in diameter requires a burning permit.

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