Officials say wildfire danger is high in northwest Minnesota and they’re urging extreme caution when operating farm equipment or building campfires. The D-N-R’s Adam Munstenteiger says, “The worst is from Lake of the Woods County over into the [Red River] Valley and down to Grand Forks — so Lake of the Woods County, Roseau, Kittson, Marshall, northern Beltrami. That’s the worst-hit area right now. That area is experiencing moderate drought.”
Munstenteiger says fire danger is increasing southward into Beltrami County and the Park Rapids area. “We are on a trend very similar to 2012, which was a drought year in the northwest, and we had some real significant destructive fires that year. So that’s kind of the direction we’re heading,” he says.
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