Dry Minnesota at risk of more, hotter fires this spring

Star Tribune: As spring follows winter in Minnesota, early fire warnings follow a year with little snow and record warmth in March. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on Monday issued an unusually early alert, saying conditions across the state are ripe for more frequent and more intense fires this spring, thanks to an abnormally dry winter and record-breaking temperatures this month. "We are moving into a drought period,' said William Glesener, DNR fire specialist. "It's going to intensify......

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