Dry, Warm Conditions May Lead to Early Wildfire Season
UNDATED -- State fire experts are concerned about the perfect storm that's brewing for the wildfire season.
Jean Goad is an Information Officer with the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center. She says it started already last fall with a moisture deficit. The lack of snow cover this winter coupled with warm temperatures this spring means the grasses are drying out more quickly.
Spring rains would knock down much of the wildfire threat, but Goad says warm days with low humidity and strong winds can raise the threat for wildfires.
Goad says there are currently no burning restrictions for the Tri-County area. But, she says they will likely be issued for many parts of Minnesota in the coming weeks.
To check if there's burning restrictions in your area, you can visit the DNR's website.