The last month has been abnormally dry. In fact, according to the DNR, the amount of rainfall has been half of normal for most of the state. This has prompted fire managers to recommend caution in dry areas.

Even though the state has had few wildfires this season, that could change as an abundance of extremely dry weather is headed our way over the next week.

Across the Central Minnesota the DNR has fire danger rated as HIGH from Pine County in the east to the North Dakota border, and from Marshall County to Lac qui Parle County in western Minnesota.

Local DNR forestry areas with the highest fire potential include Little Falls. Click here for more on the dangers of wildfires and detailed maps of areas in danger across our state