Fire Wise Minnesota


-- Preparing you and your property for wildland fires --
September 2006 Wildland Fire, south of Poplar Lake
MN DNR/USFS Firewise Grants

Home Safety

What to do before...

What to do during...

Other Links

Prescribed Burn 2009

GTWise Email List

Fire Wardens

Brush Disposal

Brush & Tree Removal


FireWise Articles:

What is FireWise?

What is a Fire Triangle?

Building in the Woods

Fire Safe Lifestyles

FireWise Landscaping


Fall Projects to Protect your Home


Firewise Home Assessments

Ladder Fuels
Welcome to Cook County's FireWise Information Website. This web site is designed to assist Northeastern Minnesota residents learn about wildland fire, wildland/urban interface mitigation, and current situations. During the fire season, this page will be updated as information is available.

USDA Forest Service, prescribed burn information, 2009

It is recommended that property owners take action as follows:

1. Become educated:

Minnesota FireWise Website
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

2. Clean up and dispose of flammable debris around structures and property:

Contractor Information
Brush Disposal Site Information

More information about what and how much to clean up:
Make your home Firewise.
Create and maintain a defensible space.
50 Things you can do.

3. Always obtain a burning permit when required before starting planned fires.

Burning Restriction Information
Permit Issuing Locations in Cook County

Superior National Forest Prescribed Burn Information:
Prescribed Burn 2009 Maps

DNR Wildland Fire Website

Minnesota FireWise Website

MNICS - Minnesota Incident Command Website
To sign up for more FireWise information or to request a FireWise assessement, click here.

For Fire Weather, Fire Information, and Burning Restrictions, click on the image or links, below:

Fire Danger Rating

Burning Restrictions

Cavity Lake Fire, July 2006, Seagull Lake

Home Safety Gunflint Trail Fire Dept. Press Releases Information E-mail List
What to do Before... What to do During... Other Informative Links Fire Info Home Page

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