Weather Alert

Red Flag Warning Issued for KLGR-area Until Tuesday Afternoon / UPDATE: Brown County issues burning ban

With extreme fire risk conditions across much of Minnesota, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning that encompasses the entire KLGR-area until Tuesday afternoon. A Red Flag Warning means the area is experiencing critical weather conditions that are ideal for wildfire.

Do not burn while the Red Flag Warning remains in effect and check any burning done recently to ensure the fire is out. Any spark could become a wildfire under Red Flag conditions.

The Red Flag Warning expires at 1 a.m. on Tuesday.

UPDATE: Effective Monday March 29, 2021 at 12:00 PM until further notice, the Brown County Sheriff’s Office has issued a BURNING BAN for all of Brown County.

A Red Flag warning has been issued by the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center (MNIFC) for portions of west central Minnesota. While this Red Flag warning does not include Brown County, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MnDNR) states that the fire danger for Brown County is “very high” which means that fires start easily and spread at a very fast rate.

RECREATIONAL CAMP FIRES ARE PERMITTED:

Recreational camp fires must be contained in a ring of either rock, cement, brick or metal, must not be closer than 25 feet to any structure and be attended to.

Charcoal grills, wood smokers, and propane or natural gas devices are not considered open burning.

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office and the Brown County Planning and Zoning Office want to also remind residents that the burning of garbage is illegal.

Violation of the issued BURNING BAN is punishable by fine up to $1,000.00 and not more than ninety (90) days in jail, or both. Authority Brown County Ordinance 2013-01.

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