Windy conditions have kept wildfires a concern around Minnesota despite the recent wet weather, according to the Interagency Fire Center in Grand Rapids.
There have been more than 125 fires that burned 3,500 acres since Friday. Just on Monday, there were nine new fires that scorched 52 acres.
"If we get through this moist weather pattern into a drier high pressure system, the heavy fuels will dry and we'll see more fire in the woods," said fire center spokesman Doug Miedtke.
Many of the fires have resulted from illegal burns. The DNR warns that small fires will hold for several days in a burn pile and could re-ignite days later.
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