April 4, 2021
Because of some dry vegetation and a low relative humidity, the MN DNR and Sheriff’s office is recommending no open burning other than recreational fires. Southern MN fire agencies were busy Friday and Saturday with a number of fires that got out of hand. Therefore, all burning permits issued in Rice County are hereby suspended on the authority of the Rice County Sheriff until further notice effective Sunday morning at 5:00 am. Only recreational campfires and grilling are allowed. Per state statute, campfires cannot be more than three feet in diameter by three feet high. “If you were thinking of having a campfire or grilling, use extreme caution and good judgment before starting one, as they can quickly get out of hand if not properly monitored”, according to Sheriff Troy Dunn. Thank you for your cooperation.
Troy Dunn, County Sheriff, (507) 332-6034
Jim Edgar, MN DNR 507-696-5307