Red Flag Warning issued in northeast Minnesota

Today, the National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for three counties in northeast Minnesota effective at noon May 29, until 8 p.m. due to extreme fire risk conditions.

The affected counties include Cook, Lake, and St. Louis County.

A Red Flag Warning means fires can spread quickly and easily progress out of control under the current weather conditions, including low humidity, gusty winds, and dry fuels.  Residents should not burn in those counties where a Red Flag Warning is in effect and should check any recent burning they may have done to ensure the fire is completely out. The DNR will not issue or activate open burning permits during the Red Flag Warning, and campfires are discouraged.