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Extreme wildfires possible across Minnesota again on Friday

A red flag warning has been issued for the northern two-thirds of the state.

Less than a week after a major wildfire charred more than 4,000 acres of land in northwest Minnesota, the outside conditions are once again favorable for dangerous fires to rapidly spread in Minnesota on Friday. 

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A red flag warning has been issued for the northern two-thirds of the state, from just north of Mankato all the way north to the Canadian border. 

In central Minnesota, winds are expected to sustain from 15-25 mph with gusts to 3 mph. The wind coupled with dry air (humidity around 20 percent) will create dangerous fire conditions, the National Weather Service says.

According to the DNR, fire danger is "extreme" (the highest level) in areas shaded in red in the map below. 

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Similar conditions were in place last weekend when wildfires and grass fires erupted across the state, one of them turning into the largest wildfire in Minnesota in the last three years. 

Burning restrictions are in place. Check with the DNR here to see if your location has restrictions. 

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