DNR adds burning restrictions for 4 additional counties

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is placing burning restrictions on four additional counties in northern Minnesota because receding snow cover has created conditions conducive to wildfire.

The restrictions took effect at 8 a.m., Monday, for Cook, Koochiching, Lake, and St. Louis counties.

Minnesota has had numerous wildfires so far this spring, but most have been small.  While debris burning will be curtailed, the use of campfires, if smaller than 3 feet in diameter and 3 feet in height, are allowed.