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Fireworks ban in place for NE Minnesota outside city limits ahead of 4th of July

Jul 03, 2023 08:36AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: MN DNR

From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - July 3, 2023

*****UPDATE: The elevated burning restrictions will end at 6pm on July 3, 2023. Please see the most up-to-date information here:

Starting July 3, the Superior National Forest has lifted the fire ban which restricted the igniting, building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire or campfire, including charcoal grills and barbeques, coal, and woodburning stoves put in place to reduce the likelihood of a wildfire on the Superior National Forest, including the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

However, elevated burning restrictions are still in place which include no open burning; no campfires in dispersed, backcountry, backpacking & remote camping areas; no fireworks on public or private property outside city limits.

Burning restrictions began at 12:01 am Wednesday, June 14, in northeast Minnesota. No burning permits will be issued or activated. Campfires for dispersed camping and fireworks are restricted in Carlton, Cook, Lake, and St. Louis Counties. Please review all burning restriction information before any outdoor activity. 

See also: Superior National Forest Lifts Fire Restriction
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