Due to the 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 are lifting the burning ban that has been in place since Oct. 5. The cancellation of the ban is effective beginning 5 p.m. today, October 26. [...]
The fire chiefs of Washington County on Friday initiated a total burning ban for the county.
A grass fire burned about four acres just south of Highway 97 in Forest Lake on Monday, but it could have been much worse, according to Fire Chief Gary Sigfrinius.
One of Forest Lake’s oldest homes was claimed by fire early Friday morning.