The time between when the snow melts and vegetation turns green is when Minnesota has the most wildfires. Unfortunately, most wildfires are caused by humans. In Minnesota, the number one cause of wildfires is escaped debris-burning fires. The DNR encourages landowners to find alternatives to burning, such as mulching or composting.
Burning restrictions are now in effect for Dakota County and no burning permits will be issued until the DNR lifts the restrictions. At this time, the restrictions do not include recreational fires. The rules for recreational fires can be found on the City's website here, or by calling the Lakeville Fire Department at (952) 985-4700.