Another high fire danger day across parts of Minnesota

Fires that start could explosively spread.
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Two homes in west-central Minnesota burned down last week on a day when fire danger conditions were deemed "very high" by the DNR. Both homes went up in flames as a result of burned vegetation reigniting unexpectedly, and the same could happen Sunday with near-critical fire conditions expected in northern Minnesota.

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From the National Weather Service regarding the northern third of the state: 

"Dry and breezy conditions today will lead to near critical fire weather conditions across much of northeast Minnesota. This means that the dry vegetation combined with dry and breezy conditions could cause fires to spread easily. If you plan on burning, please consult local county officials for any burn restrictions that may be in effect, or simply consider not burning today."

The NWS office in Duluth has mapped out the most critical areas of concern, shown here in this tweet

The same goes for northwest Minnesota, as noted in the graphic from the NWS office in Grand Forks. 

We've made a list of ways you can stay up-to-date on burning restrictions and fire danger conditions, which have been higher than usual so far this spring across most of Minnesota. 

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