Dry winter brings burning restrictions
Weird as it may be, the city of Farmington isn't issuing any permits for open burning these days.
It's a little unusual, Farmington fire marshal John Powers said, but a lack of snow is causing drought conditions in most of the state. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is urging caution.
The DNR's concern comes after a Dec. 26 fire in northwestern Minnesota. The fire burned through a wooded area quickly thanks to the dry conditions and high winds.