burning ban

Despite recent snow, fire danger is expected to rapidly increase when the weather warms up, the snow melts and winds dry the dead, standing grass and brush in open areas. Because of that, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has placed burning restrictions for a number of counties, including Anoka, Hennepin, Isanti, Sherburne and Wright. [...]

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In response to the recent precipitation across the area, the City of Elk River, per the order of the fire chief, is lifting the local burning ban that was previously implemented on Friday, October 5, 2012. The burning ban restricted camp and recreational fires as well as the use of fireworks within the city limits. [...]

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