Monitor the Fall Fire Danger Here

Current Fire Danger & Burning Information

Before striking a match, check out these links for timely information on burn permits, current fire danger and restrictions.

National Red Flag Watch/Warning Information
Local Red Flag Information

  • MN Fire ConditionsMN Burning Permits
  • WI Fire Conditions  /  WI Burning Permits 
          For Wisconsin, You can also call 1-888-WIS-BURN (947-2876) for daily restrictions 

    Other Related Links
  • Wildfire Information Center (MN DNR)
  • Current Drought Monitor
  • Drought & Soil Moisture Outlooks
  • Current Wildfire Location Map (MN)


    Fires start easily and spread at a fast rate. All fine dead fuels ignite readily and fires start easily from most causes. Unattended campfires are likely to escape. Fires spread rapidly and short-distance spotting is common. High-intensity burning may develop on slopes, or in concentrations of fine fuel. Fire may become serious and difficult to control unless they are hit hard and fast while small.

    Very High

    Fires start very easily and spread at a very fast rate. Fires start easily from all causes, spread rapidly and intensify quickly. Spot fires are a constant danger. Fires burning in heavy fuels may quickly develop high-intensity characteristics, such as long-distance spotting and fire whirlwinds. Direct attack at the head of such fires is rarely possible after they have been burning more than a few minutes.


































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