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Fire danger mounts; Burn ban implemented as weather intensifies risk of fire

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BEMIDJI – With temperatures in the high 80s and winds gusting at 12 mph Wednesday, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources shut down all burning permits in much of the Northwoods.

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 “Our burning indices are in the extreme or very high categories so the likelihood of an escaped fire is very high today,” said Greg Nelson, area forest supervisor for the DNR.

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