STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Prairie Fires
Each of the last two spring seasons has been cold, wet, and late. This one has come in early and dry. This could mean a lot more grass fires this spring. Pre-historically and historically, pra... Posted on 3/11/15 at 12:54 AM
AMY'S RANCH SLANTS Myrtle's Hot Flashes Get Out of Control
Now that life has somewhat resumed at our place after the Myrtle fire came through and Ive hooked my computer back up, I can share pictures I took and give an account of how our family was affected ... Posted on 7/24/12 at 8:00 PM
Pre-historically and historically, prairie fires were common across our region in spring. As the snow melted each spring, hundreds of square miles of dead grass lay on the ground just waiting to burn on a hot, dry, windy day. All it needed was a bolt of lightning from a light thundershower.
Rainfall across much of Minnesota in recent days has spurred the Department of Natural Resources to relax burning restrictions across much of the state, but some fires are still banned in Northeastern Minnesota, where conditions remain unusually dry.
May 05, 2010
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