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Seasonal burning restrictions go into effect on Monday, March 26, 2012

State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

 


Seasonal burning restrictions go into effect on Monday, March 26, 2012

State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Bemidji Forestry Area

To: Fire Wardens and Cooperators

March 21, 2012

Burning restrictions will begin on Monday, March 26, 2012, in all Bemidji Area counties except for Red Lake and West Polk (west of County 6 & north of State Hwy 92), which are not restricted. Restrictions will remain in place until we are at full green-up. All permits need to expire on or before 8:00 AM on March 26, 2012. Be sure to put out your "No Burning Permits..." signs. Please contact your closest Forestry office if you need a new sign and we will bring you one. Requests for variance permits for agriculture and construction can be made to a DNR forester for approval at the phone numbers listed below.

Note: Campfires do not require a permit, but must be in a fire ring, attended, no larger than 3 feet in diameter, and must be totally extinguished before leaving.

Please report all unauthorized fires to 911 or your nearest forestry office.

Bemidji Area Office (308-2065)

Bagley Field Station (694-2146)

Cass Lake Field Station (335-6647)

Visit our wildfire website at http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/forestry/fire/wildfirereports_tools.html for current burning restrictions and other fire information.

Updated burn permit information released

BEMIDJI – Burning restrictions scheduled to start Monday will be in effect until the region reaches green up, the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Thursday.

The state restrictions will be in place throughout the Bemidji region except for Red Lake and western Polk County, west of County Road 6 and north of Minnesota Highway 92.

All permits need to expire on or before 8 a.m. Monday.

Requests for variance permits for agriculture and construction can be made to a Department of Natural Resources forester for approval by calling the Bemidji Area Office at 308-2065, the Bagley Field Station at 694-2146 or the Cass Lake Field Station at 335-6647.

For more information about burning restrictions and wildfires, visit the DNR website at http://www.dnr.state.mn.us.

Campfires do not require a permit, but must be in a fire ring, attended, no larger than 3 feet in diameter, and must be extinguished before leaving, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

 

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