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Flooding and Fire Hazards in MN During Extreme Temp Swings


As temperatures soar this past week some parts of Minnesota are facing flooding concerns while others are in a Red Flag Warning due to wildfire concerns. High temps on Wednesday reached the high 80s combined with fierce winds. Officials are urging people to use caution when outdoors while burning and with camp fires.

  • Red Flag Warnings and Critical Fire Weather Conditions are prevalent across the southern portions of the state. 


DNR Region 1: 

NW Region Duty Officer:  218-766-0551

DNR Region 2: 

NE Region Duty Officer: 218-244-1059 

DNR Region 3: 

Central Region Duty Officer: 651-259- 5742 

Prescribed Burns

All agencies across the state are conducting burning as conditions allow.

Burning Restrictions

For updated information concerning burning restrictions: Statewide fire danger & burning restrictions | Minnesota DNR.

The DNR wildland fire information webpage includes information on current burning restrictions and a map showing the current fire restrictions.

Daily Fire Danger and Burning Restrictions Maps

The current US Drought Monitor Map of MN opens in a new browser tab.