Fire ban lifted

Due to recent rains and cooler temperatures the fire danger is now low across the entire state of Minnesota. As a result, the Fire Chiefs of Washington County on Friday lifted the burning ban that had been in place since Oct. 5. Camp or recreational fires or open burn will be permitted in compliance with the current DNR fire restrictions in place for Washington County. Currently, the DNR has no restrictions for Washington, Anoka or Chisago counties.