DNR says fire danger remains high across area
This week's rain did little to dampen fire dangers across most of Minnesota including the east-central area.
With more dry weather on the way the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is restricting burning permits.
"Many areas are still several inches behind on accumulated precipitation," said Jean Bergerson with the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center.
As of July 20 the DNR is listing the fire danger as "very high" for most of the state and for all counties in the Twin Cities Metro area including, Dakota, Goodhue, Washington, Ramsey and Hennepin.
The DNR also has put in place restricted burning in these counties with burning permitted with special permits only.
Information about the burning restrictions and updated maps showing fire hazard areas in the state are available on the DNR's Web site at www.dnr.state.mn.us/forestry/fire