Red Flag Warning issued: Extreme conditions for wildfire

Most of the north half of Minnesota is under very high fire danger today, including a Red Flag Warning issued by the National Weather Service for the following counties:

Polk (west), Kittson, Roseau, Lake Of The Woods, Marshall (west), Marshall (east), Beltrami (north), Pennington, Red Lake, Polk (east), Clearwater (north), and Koochiching.

A Red Flag Warning means the area is experiencing extreme weather conditions that are ideal for wildfire, including dry vegetation and gusty winds. 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 8 p.m.

Monitor, and follow @mnforestry on Twitter, for up-to-date information about the fire conditions statewide.