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In unusual step, DNR warns of winter fire threat

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The Minnesota Department of Resources is taking an unusual step for late December -- warning of the fire danger.

Because of the snow drought across most of the state, grasses and brush that are usually covered with snow are now freeze-dried. So the DNR is asking people to be careful with fire, to check old fires for possible rekindling, and to make sure they get a burning permit before burning vegetation.

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