Burning restrictions will begin on Monday, May 13, 2013, in Beltrami
State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Bemidji Forestry Area
BURNING PERMITS - Effective April 29, 2013: You may issue burning permits for 3 days between the hours of 6 PM to 8 AM. Remind the permittee to activate their burn permit each day. If high winds or red flag conditions are forecast, activations may not be allowed.
Burning restrictions will begin on Monday, May 13, 2013, in Beltrami, North Cass, Hubbard, Clearwater, Mahnomen, and East Polk (west of County 6 & north of State Hwy 92). Restrictions will remain in place until we are at full green-up. All permits need to expire on or before 8:00 AM on May 13, 2013. Be sure to put out your “No Burning Permits...” signs on May 13th. 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 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
Visit our wildfire website at http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/forestry/fire/wildfirereports_tools.html
for current burning restrictions and other fire information.