Minnesota Department of Natural Resources – Bemidji Forestry Area Bagley and Cass Lake Field Stations




Effective: March 13, 2012 for South Beltrami, Hubbard, North Cass, Clearwater, Mahnomen, Polk, and Red Lake Counties. You may begin issuing Burning Permits for 3 days between the hours of 5PM to 6AM. Tell each permittee to activate their burn permit each day. If high winds or dry conditions are forecast, activations may not be allowed.

Burning permits are not required if there is 3” of snow cover.

Toll free number is 1-866-533-2876 to activate the permit.

Variance permits may be considered by your local DNR Forestry Office or the USFS Office.

Demolition burning of old buildings is not allowed.

Note: Campfires do not require a permit, but must be in a fire ring, attended, no larger than 3x3 feet, and be totally extinguished before leaving. Please report all unauthorized fires to 911 or to your local Forestry Office.

Bemidji Area Office: 218-308-2065, Bagley field station 218-694-2146;

Cass Lake field station 218-335-6647; USFS Walker office 218-547-6001


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